How to do the most common things in CRSP
How to get an account
- I’m a researcher on campus
if you are a Ladder-rank faculty or have an exception granted to act as PI on federal grants by UCI Office of research, your account should be pre-created. If you still do not have access, please send a request to email@example.com
- I’m a student/postdoc
Your PI must request access for you. He/she should send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to include your UCNetID and if your space should be limited. PI’s may send multiple requests in a single email.
- I’m a researcher and I want access to my colleagues lab
Your colleague must request access for you to their lab. He/she can send the request to email@example.com
- I’m a researcher and I want colleagues outside of UCI to have access
Space Owners and Granting Access
Storage space on CRSP has the concept of a space owner (at launch, this is "Lab" space), and those granted access (examples are: students, postdocs, other faculty members).
Those granted access
Can be anyone with a UCNetID
Can access the space(s) to which they have been granted access
Cannot store files in their home area (unless they are also a space owner)
All about Access and Sharing
In this guide , access controls and sharing in lab areas is explained in some detail. The key take home points are:
The space owner (e.g., faculty PI) is a "root" user and by default has read access to every file/directory in the lab
Those granted access (e.g., student) have a directory/folder created for them under their UCNetID. Files stored here are viewable only by PI and the student.
A directory/folder called share is available where all members of the lab (.e.g., faculty and students can read/write all files stored here
Only the PI has the ability to create files or new folders in the top-level of the folder. Those folders are readable by everyone in the lab.
Accessing your CRSP storage from Windows, MAC, and Linux systems
|All access to CRSP Requires that the client system (e.g., laptop) is connected to the UCINet production network or the campus VPN (virtual private network)|
For accessing CRSP storage from Windows and Mac systems, a commercial software called WebDrive is provided by RCIC. Automated installation for the site-licensed version is provided by RCIC and includes some limited standard configurations. Follow the links below to install or setup your CRSP access:
|Although CRSP storage system could be accessed via other commercial or opensource software ( i.e. FileZilla for Windows, CyberDuck for MAC ), WebDrive is the currently supported SFTP based software. Other software support is provided on a best effort basis.|
|Having trouble accessing your CRSP shares? Consult our Troubleshooting Guide.|
Recover Accidentally Deleted Files
Mistakes happen and a common one is an unintentional deletion. In many cases, but not all, users can retrieve a previous copy of the file. CRSP uses file system snapshots to read-only copies of user data at specific points in time
Currently, CRSP snapshots the file system every 12 hours and retains snapshots for 1 weeks. If the file you just deleted was created prior to the most-recent snapshot, you can get a copy of the file as it was when the snapshot was created. Any changes made after the snapshot are lost. If you wait longer than 7 days to recover a deleted file, it is gone forever.
To recover a lost file, please see the recovery guide.