Connecting to the media server

As discussed in Cascade Server training, large files that are for download and not online viewing need to be placed on the media server. This allows our Cascade Server to continue to run fast for everybody.

The media server is on the Novell server GS16. To get access to the media server, please contact Peter Togel to request permission: ptogel@clemson.edu

Once you receive permission, you will need to map your network drive to access your folder on the media server. If you have additional questions about creating a new network drive please contact your TSP. 

How to map your network drive:

  1. Go to “Start” and choose “My computer”
  2. Click on “Tools” in the top navigation bar (above the search icon)
  3. Choose “Map to Network Drive”
  4. In the pop-up window, complete the fields with the following information:

Drive:  S:
Folder:  \\gs16\gs16\share\web\media\public\extension\your_folder\
        or  \\gs16\gs16\share\web\media\public\cafls\your_folder\

What ever folder you have been given access to will go after “\public”. You will receive an email notifying you which folder you have permission to, place that folder path above BUT NOTICE, you will need to reverse the slash mark to back slash [ \ ] for the sake of mapping to the drive.

  1. Make sure “reconnect at log in” is checked
  2. Choose “Finish”

Media Server

Access to the “media server” will appear in your “My Computer” options under the “Network Drives” heading.

Media Server 2

You can now use it as you would any other folder on your computer. Move/copy files to it that you would like to link to from Cascade.

For optimal success in linking to these files, please follow web-friendly naming conventions:

  • Use all lower case letters in the file name
  • Do not use spaces between multiple words. If you would like to title the file with multiple words, please use an underline or dash:   _  or   –
  • Avoid characters such as ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) { } .

WARNING: If you move, rename or delete a file that is currently linked in Cascade the link will break. Remember to edit your web page when moving, renaming or deleting files.

The URL to access these files begins with:

http://media.clemson.edu/public...

From this point, navigate to the file inside the folder that you would use to create an external link in Cascade. 

For example:

If your file (filename.pdf) is located in \\gs16\gs16\share\web\media\public\public\extension\bamberg\filename.pdf

the path for Cascade Server would be:

http://media.clemson.edu/public/extension/bamberg/filename.pdf