How to access the lab server

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To access your project data generated at the GDC, copy the data to the GDC lab server. You can then collect the data from your institute's computers. The server is backed up daily.

From inside ETH

For MAC users

Open the program "Finder", choose the menu "Go", then "Connect to Server..."
→ enter the server adress: smb://
→ enter your nethz login and password → click connect
→ choose "projects" → Go to the folder with your project number

For WINDOWS users

Go to "My Network place" → right-click and choose "MapNetwork Drive"
→ Drive: choose one of the options (e.g. Z:)
→ Folder: \\\gdc-projects
→ unselect "Reconnect at logon"
→ Click "different user name" → enter: d\your_nethz_login (e.g. d\pmuster) and your password → Click "Finish" → Go to the folder with your project number

From outside ETH

To connect to your GDC project folder from outside ETH (e.g. from WSL, EAWAG or Uni Basel) you need to use a VPN client.

1. Installing the VPN client

Install the AnyConnect VPN client.
This is a Java application, therefore it will check if you have the proper Java version installed.
Get help on the AnyConnect VPN client installation and usage here: vpn help

2. Connecting to the VPN

Once the vpn client is installed you can connect to the ETH vpn network by simply starting the AnyConnect VPN client (it should be in your Applications or Programs folder, look for Cisco AnyConnect). In the the AnyConnect window (where it says "Ready to connect") enter "" and click connect. In the next window enter your nethz username and password (Network password (Wifi,VPN!!) and click connect.

3. Open the project folder

When the connection is established, you can access the GDC project folder as if you were at the GDC. See the section "From inside the ETH" above.

4. Close the vpn connection when done

Once you are finished using the GDC folder, log out of the vpn network. Click disconnect in the client. Otherwise all your trafic will go through the ETH vpn network, which is a strain on the vpn network and slows down your network access.

Note: When you start the vpn connection, you might loose other network connections  that you have open at that moment (e.g., ssh/scp, website logins, downloads).

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