Network Storage [Helios]
Helios is a high-speed, robust, centralized file storage server. Network file storage has a number of benefits including the ability to access one's personal files from any publicly accessible computer system on campus.
Advantages of Using Helios
- You can access your personal files from anywhere: your residence hall, an SU lab/classroom, or Starbucks! Off campus access uses an File Transfer Protocal (FTP). A free FTP program we usally recommend is Filezilla. All you'll need to get started is name of the ftp sever at SU, ftp.southwestern.edu
- Files stored on Helios are backed up every evening.
- You have 600MB of storage. That may not sound like much but it's plenty of space to store important projects and papers.
Helios in the Labs
Many students use the open computer labs to type papers and work on homework. When you login to a lab machine, access to your Helios storage is automatically setup. There will be a drive mapped to 'HOME' which is your document storage directory on Helios. Many students refer to this as their H: drive.