The HP5200, which is the black and white printer in the Service Bureau, is back up and running. Please do not print to the color Xerox printer unless you need (and will pay for) color prints.
We’ve been having some problems with the share points on gcc.bradley.edu the last few days. It may be related to recent elevated use of SFTP. Until further notice, SFTP access is disabled. If you don’t know what this is, it does not affect you. Performance for AFP (normal) connections to the GCC server should hopefully improve.
Student folders have been bulk-created for Spring of 2014. Any student currently enrolled in any CFA class (COM, MUS, THE, ART, or IM) has a folder for convenient storage of files. See more about it and how to connect here. Please remember the following when utilizing these folders:
- Anything in your named outer folder is accessible from the web. To that end, do not store anything you don’t want the world to see in this folder. That includes copyrighted songs, videos, or personal files. Such files will be deleted without warning. Repeat offenders will be referred to University disciplinary procedures.
- The Students share point is not backed up. Do not use it to store your only copies of anything. We cannot retrieve inadvertently-deleted files.
- Your folder will stay on the Students share as long as you are enrolled in a CFA class. It will be deleted without warning when you graduate, leave the university, or are not currently enrolled in a CFA class. We usually run the scripts that clean out the Students share point the week before each semester starts, but don’t gamble on when that will be. Keep local copies of your stuff.
- Please keep your storage use reasonable. If you are using too much space, you may be asked to reduce your usage. If you ignore the warning, your files may then be deleted for you. What’s “reasonable”? Depends on how much space is left on the share point. Rule of thumb: if you think you might be using too much, you probably are.
Any questions or problems, including “I don’t have a student folder but I think I should”, please contact us.
File sharing on the GCC server failed sometime today. It is now back up. Sorry for the outage.
Problem solved. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The color printer is down until further notice. I am working to get it up and running as quickly as possible.
More music from Footage Firm has been added to our production music library. New titles include Cinematic Sounds, Funk And Soul, Night Life, Romantic Melodies, and Urban Thriller. This ain’t your grandpa’s production music here… there’s some really fresh, modern cuts in just about every style you can think of. Additionally, authenticated web access to our Resources library (and also our Tutorial library) has been restored. Enter your BUNETID and password when prompted. You can also access these files directly on your Mac via AFP, which is the better way to do it, really.
Welcome back for the spring semester. Student folders have been created for all students taking any course in the Communications and Fine Arts college. If you add a course late and need a folder created, fill out our trouble ticket form. Please remember that folders on the student share point are there for your convenience only and should only be used for temporary storage, NEVER for your only copies. The drive on the server is not backed up, and folders for students not continuing coursework in CFA will be deleted at the start of the next semester.
And if you don’t know what a student folder is… well, just never mind this post then.
Not that anyone’s reading this over break, but more music has been added to our Footage Firm collection. This addition includes Rock, Metal, Modern Fusion, DJ Beats, Unplugged, and Ambient music, among other styles. This brings our total Footage Firm collection to 163 discs with a total of more than 9000 tracks to choose from. We’ve even got loops for making your own tracks too. If you can’t find a good cut of music in there for your project, you’re just not trying.
Access the collection by mounting the Resources share point on your machine. Web authentication for access to Resources, Tutorials and other areas on the GCC server is still broken, so follow the directions published on this very website to mount the Resources share on your Mac or PC. Look inside the Music folder, then Footage Firm. If you sort the folder by date modified you can easily find the newest additions to the collection.
Repairs have been made.
The large format printer is down. Parts are ordered and should be here tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Filesharing on GCC is working again. Another Active Directory issue combined with a permission issue on the server itself. Sorry for any inconvenience.
After a week of phone calls to our own campus IRT department and a trouble ticket with Apple, the GCC server is finally back up. Please let us know if you’re having a problem.
What exactly was the problem? Well, as has happened before, there was an issue with Active Directory on campus that took IRT awhile to diagnose and fix. This caused intermittent issues with students being able to log into our server (Active Directory houses all the campus usernames and passwords). Intermittent problems with any device are among the hardest to find and fix, as they are often inter-dependent on some other failure or malfunction, sometimes even on a different computer. Why our server was so prone to this issue when others were working just fine… who knows.
We did have a problem this morning with some of the class permissions not working correctly. Some share point folders have permissions set by class group, and that is more data that is stored inside Active Directory. If you are suddenly not able to access a folder that you could access before, please let us know.
Apologies all around for the inconvenience.
Access to the share points on GCC is still not working. We are doing our best to get this up and running ASAP.
Welcome to the GCC labs site! Take a look around and you’ll find a wealth of resources, from policies and procedures to tutorials and stock music, fonts, clipart, footage, and sound effects for your projects. If you’ve got any questions, stop by the Service Bureau (GCC 210) and ask away. Have a great semester.
Okay, maybe floppies aren’t the best media to use. Nor is Radio Shack the best place to buy it. But you need to BACK UP YOUR STUFF to a device or location of your choosing. iMacs located in the labs, and the accounts and desktop files contained on them, are erased at the end of every semester. Student folders on the GCC server are kept intact from semester to semester unless:
- You are no longer taking a class in the labs.
- You are no longer a student at Bradley. (see #1)
- Your folder is obnoxiously huge.
#3 is perhaps a bit subjective, but I always give people fair warning before I start swinging the axe. Suffice to say that you shouldn’t be using your student folder for permanent storage of massive amounts of data. And remember that those folders are there for convenience; it is not recommended to store your only copies of anything there. Any questions, please let us know.