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Purpose: Provide steps to migrate Business Office to new storage.

You will only need to make the following change on the Mac in the office:

Old way: 

New way: 

Notice the only change above is the first three letters of the URL, from "afp" to "smb". If you are already using SMB (or CIFS) to mount, you will not need to change.

The credentials needed to authenticate are your Active Directory (AD) credentials. This is the same username and password used for Google email, UCSD-PROTECTED wireless, and VPN. 

Additional information on account types can be found here: 


There is a short list of characters that cannot be used when naming files and folders on this new storage. Here are the special characters to avoid in creating file and folder names:

"periods" at the end of folder name.
"space" at the beginning and end of a folder name.

Avoiding these characters should prevent creating new folders or files that are problematic to access. Feel free to let us know if you encounter any other issues.


Previously, while using "afp", VPN was not required. However, "smb" requires the use of VPN when working remotely (i.e. home or off-campus).  For additional information on VPN, please visit: 

or contact us.

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