Access DartFS from Macintosh

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Step-by-Step (video at the bottom)

Accessing Your DartFS Private Home Directory Space (named as your Dartmouth NetID)

  1. If off-campus, first start the Dartmouth VPN so that your computer is effectively on-campus.  Eduroam WiFi is on-campus, unless you are a visitor from another institution using the "guest eduroam" which will not work.
  2. Click Finder to make it the active application, then click Go from the menu bar. 
  3. Click Connect to Server.
  4. In the Server address field type
    smb://KIEWIT;netid@dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu/rc/home/x/netid
    where x (lowercase) is the last character of your NetID (also lowercase). For example, if your NetID is “d12345e” the server address will be
    smb://KIEWIT;d12345e@dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu/rc/home/e/d12345e
    Mac Finder SMB mount example.
  5. Add this to your Favorite Servers by clicking the + button; explore the Server Address history by using the clock button. You may choose to remember the password in the Keychain.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. Next, you are prompted for your credentials. The username field already has your Dartmouth NetID. The KIEWIT  part signifies the authentication server to use.  In the password field, enter your Dartmouth email account password that is associated with your NetID.
  8. If you would like DartFS to be automatically available after you restart your computer:
    1. From the Finder, open the Finder Preferences by hitting Command+.
    2. Click the General tab.
    3. Click the checkbox next to Connected Servers.
    4. Close Finder Preferences.
    5. Open System Preferences then User & Groups.
    6. Click your name in the Current User left panel.
    7. Click the Login Items tab.
    8. Drag and drop the mounted volume icon (blue background, white stick figures holding hands) with your NetID to the Login Items list.
  9. To access your DartFS folder using the Finder:
    1. Click dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu under Shared in the left-most panel.
    2. Navigate to home then <<last letter of your NetID>> then <<Your NetID>>.
    3. Drag and drop your DartFS (NetID) folder to left-most Finder panel to create a shortcut and facilitate access.  Other standard Mac methods of creating shortcuts/aliases also work.

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Accessing your DartFS Lab Shared Directory Space (named after your PI)

  1. If off-campus, first start the Dartmouth VPN so that your computer is effectively on-campus.
  2. Click Finder to make it the active application, then click Go from the menu bar. 
  3. Click Connect to Server.
  4. The server path depends on the share name which was requested.  You may have access to multiple lab shares.  The default naming scheme uses the PI's last name and first initial, but many shares are named differently. Let's use share KirkJ as an example.  This share will either be at //dartfs-hpc/rc/lab/K/KirkJ or //dartfs/rc/lab/K/KirkJ.  The end of the path is /K/KirkJ because the first letter of your share is 'K'.  The beginning will either be /dartfs or /dartfs-hpc depending on the performance tier.​  It should not be required to have the full server domain name (.dartmouth.edu) but in some cases it is needed. The​​ full mount path will be  e.g. smb://KIEWIT;netid@​​​​dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu/rc/lab/K/KirkJ Capitalization is important.
  5. Add this to your Favorite Servers by clicking the + button; explore the Server Address history by using the clock button. You may choose to remember the password in the Keychain.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. Next, you are prompted for your credentials. The username field has your Dartmouth NetID (not your PI's). The KIEWIT  part signifies the authentication server to use.  In the password field, enter your Dartmouth email account password that is associated with your NetID (not your PI's).
  8. If you would like DartFS to be automatically available after you restart your computer:
    1. From the Finder, open the Finder Preferences by hitting Command+.
    2. Click the General tab.
    3. Click the checkbox next to Connected Servers.
    4. Close Finder Preferences.
    5. Open System Preferences then User & Groups.
    6. Click your name in the Current User left panel.
    7. Click the Login Items tab.
    8. Drag and drop the mounted volume icon (blue background, white stick figures holding hands) with your NetID to the Login Items list.
  9. To access your DartFS folder using the Finder:
    1. Click dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu under Shared (or Locations) in the left-most panel.
    2. Navigate to rc then lab then K then KirkJ
    3. Drag and drop the KirkJ folder to left-most panel to create a shortcut and facilitate access. 

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