Domain Migration

Migration of Individual Workstations

Most of the office and student lab computers have been migrated to the BYU domain.

If your office computer, laptop, or lab computer has not been migrated, and you wish to have it migrated, you need to file a trouble ticket and arrange a time for the migration. Because the migration requires the computer to be rebooted at least once, it has to be done when the computer is not in use.

The migration usually takes 5-10 minutes.

Department Web Server Migration

The web server has not been migrated. This means that you will continue to use your Physics username and password to edit web pages.

Resource Migration (mostly disk shares)

The migration of the various file and resource servers from the Physics domain to the BYU domain is being done incrementally. Not all the URIs to access resources have been changed.

Those resources that have not been migrated will continue to be accessed using your Physics username and password.

When you are ready for your research share or other resources to be migrated, file a trouble ticket and arrange a time for the migration. This can only be done when the resources are not being accessed to ensure that no changes are lost.

Depending on the number of files involved, the migration may take several hours. This involves moving the files to the new server and setting all the permissions to match the BYU domain accounts.

Changes to Resource URIs

The resources that have been migrated to the BYU domain are accessed using your BYU NetID and password. These resources are

  • The user "P-drive"
    • formerly found at \\physics\users\<Your Physics login>
    • now found at \\ceres\users$\<Your NetID>
    where the brackets and text for the new URI are replaced by your BYU NetID. On those department computers that have been migrated to the BYU domain, this drive will be automatically mapped for you (P:).
  • The labs "L-drive"
    • formerly found at \\physics\Shares\Labs
      or
      \\puck\Labs
    • now found at \\ceres\Labs
    On those department computers in the fourth-floor labs, this drive will be automatically mapped for you (L:).
  • The Acoustics array
    • formerly found at \\physics\Shares\Storage\Acoustics\Beta
      or
      \\puck\ArrayBeta
    • now found at \\ceres\acoustics-beta$
  • The Acoustics array
    • formerly found at \\physics\Shares\Acoustics
      or
      \\space\Acoustics
    • now found at \\ceres\acoustics-gamma$