Connecting to Bin
Bin (sometimes referred to as "Isilon") is a networked storage system for VMA and Journalism video editing. It is also used by departments and organizations with large files or networked video editing needs.
Data on Bin is currently not backed up to a separate location. It is, however, protected by the file system across 360 drives with N+2:1 data protection, which guards against loss in case of drive failure. The system also creates snapshots: saving past versions of files to protect against accidental deletion or loss.
Connecting from Mac OS X
- In the Finder, select Go > Connect to Server
- Type smb://bin.emerson.edu in the Server Address field and click Connect.
- In the window that pops up, keep Registered User selected, and enter your ECnet Username and password in the name and password fields. If you are also asked for a domain, enter EMERSON. Click Connect.
- You will then be presented with a list of shares to connect to. Select the one you want (see below for descriptions) and click OK.
Connecting from Windows
- Open the Start menu and type \\bin.emerson.edu into the search box. Press the Enter key.
- Enter your ECnet username and password if prompted. If asked for a Domain, enter EMERSON.
- You will then be presented with a number of shares to connect to. Double-click to open the one you want (see below for descriptions).
All Faculty and Staff Home Directories: The personal directories of Faculty and Staff that you have access to.
All Students Home Directories: The personal directories of Students that you have access to.
Avid Workshops: Shared footage for use during an Avid training workshop.
Departments: Large file archival data for specific departments.
Editing Courses: Shared footage for VMA Editing Courses, designated by course code and professor.
Faculty and Staff: If you are a Faculty or Staff member, mount this share to mount your 500GB home directory. By default, only you have access to this directory.
Organizations: Large video files and archive data for specific campus organizations.
Sienna: The Journalism department's storage point for use with Sienna, the play-to-air Asset Management system.
Students: If you are a Student, mount this share to mount your 120GB home directory. By default, only you have access to this directory.
The Isilon is available in classroom, office, and lab spaces in the following locations:
Walker Building (120 Boylston Street)
- TRF Offices on Floor 2
- Floor 4
- Floor 6
Tufte Performance and Production Center (10 Boylston Place)
- Floor 8
Ansin Building (180 Tremont Street)
- Floor 1 of 180 Tremont Street (Ansin Building)
- Digital Film Suites on Floor 6
- Floor 7
- Floor 8
Paramount Building (555 Washington Street)
- Floors 1–5