AFS Project Directory
If it's not a research group and it's not an individual user, it must be a project! That's the basic distinction. Project directories live in
and are otherwise similar to group directories
except for the following differences:
- Project directories have smaller default quotas (20 GB or smaller).
- Projects' corresponding protection groups are self-administered and do not have parallel
- Project directories use the
http://projects.csail.mit.edu/ Web server.
Many project directories are used primarily for Web hosting for lab-wide activities that are run by different people from year to year (such as the Dangerous Ideas seminar series
and Intramural sports
). Some of them are used for infrastructure functions like the
virtual Web server (and indeed the Web server configuration itself).
The AFS volume for a project is named
. As with other CSAIL AFS volumes, a nightly snapshot is taken and is mounted at
in the top level of the project volume.
- 01 Dec 2004