Carnegie Mellon University

How to Use AFS

Access Rights [pdf]

Common Unix Commands [pdf]

A read-only backup is made nightly, 6pm - 4am, of your AFS  content to the OldFiles directory. To recover a file:

  1. Launch the SFTP program. Use the appropriate link below to download the software, if not installed.
  2. Enter unix.andrew.cmu.edu for the server/hostname.
  3. Go to the OldFiles directory.
  4. Transfer your files from remote to local.
  1. Launch the SFTP program. Use the appropriate link below to download the software, if not installed.
  2. Enter unix.andrew.cmu.edu for the server/hostname.
  3. Transfer your files from local to remote in the appropriate directory.
    • My Documents, Desktop - files saved in a computer lab
    • Private - files you don't want to share
    • Public - shared files 
    • www - for personal web pages