Category: Tipps and Tricks

Personal Storage (Desktop & Documents)

Personal storage (Home-Directory) staff members and students The home-directory is your personals storage where only you have access to it (100 GB). It is also the location where the files from the D-ARCH public computer cluster are stored (desktop and documents). The server can be reached under the address: How to connect to a server see here Server General Information. An active VPN is necessary from outside the ETH! Info: If you are using the […]

NAS Quick Connect Mac

To enable direct access to the corresponding server share in the «Open/Save Dialogs» (Save As) for files, these can be placed in the Favorites sidebar, see below. First of all, the connected servers/shares must be made visible on the macOS desktop. Open the settings of the Finder (desktop) and activate the option «Connected servers». Connect the desired server shares as usual. These should now be visible on the desktop and drag’n’drop them into the Finder’s […]

Data Recovery

It happened, your hard disk has gone south and there is no backup available. Step one, ISG D-ARCH Shut down your computer immediately and contact the members of the ISG. Depending on the kind of the defect we probably have the ability to restore your data, maybe all of them. Though without any warranty. Step two, Data Rescue Service In case we couldn’t help you can contact «Kroll Ontrack GmbH» which offers special discount prices […]

Backup Windows

We highly recommend backups of your important files or data for all students regularly. Hard disks do fail. The question here is not if but when they do. Windows 10 We recommend the Freeware Microsoft SyncToy. The easiest way is to use an external hard-disk as data storage. Backup of single files, drawings, etc. → Memory Stick Connect the stick to your PC. Drag and drop your data on the symbol of the stick on […]

Backup Mac

We strongly recommend all students and staff to make regular backups of their important data. Hard disks do fail. The question here is not if but when they do. Mac OS X If you use Mac OS X there is a backup solution integrated called «Time Machine». You only have to connect an external hard-disk to your Mac. After a few seconds click on «Use as Backup Disk». «Time Machine» will do the rest. To […]