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Stanford AFS Cell Information

To increase security and reduce risk, Stanford is sunsetting its AFS service for web hosting and file storage. While you can still access AFS using your valid Stanford SUNetID, there are more secure web hosting platforms and document management solutions to which you should transition.

To reduce the use of AFS, UIT has 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 auto-provisioning of new AFS user volumes for students and postdocs.

    See New Process for Provisioning AFS User Volumes for more information.

  • All user, dept, and group AFS volumes must be renewed annually or they will be locked, archived, and permanently deleted as detailed in the AFS Volume Expiration Policy.

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 January 8, 2016