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Stanford AFS Cell Information

To increase security and reduce risk, Stanford is sunsetting its WebAFS service that is used to upload and download files to AFS.

To optimize AFS and make sure it is serving its intended functions, UIT has also taken these actions:

  • UIT no longer automatically provisions new faculty and staff members with AFS user volumes. New faculty or staff who need a personal user volume must submit a Help request.
    • This change does not impact existing AFS directories or the process for adding permissions for new individuals to those existing directories. Your existing space and everything in it remains intact.
    • This change does not impact the auto-provisioning of new AFS user volumes for students and postdocs.

​Class volumes do not expire and are kept indefinitely. This is an official academic policy, and any change to this policy must be considered by the Faculty Senate.

Stanford's AFS cell runs on a number of AFS fileservers located in server rooms in both Sweet Hall and Forsythe Hall. Here we provide information about the configuration and current status of those servers and our AFS file system service.

Connection Statistics

Summary statistics about active and total client connections to the AFS fileservers.

Server Configuration Overview

Summary table of the configuration of all current AFS fileservers. Useful for determining whether a particular server contains replicated (readonly) volumes or non-replicate (read-write volumes).

Server Disk Usage

Graphical display of the current disk configurations and usage levels for each AFS fileserver.

Last modified April 12, 2023