# Project Spaces

Project spaces (folders) are the primary, recommended location for storing and doing collaborative work on research storage, including HBS and guest user accounts. This is in contrast to home folders, which are accessible only by the account holder. Both home folders and project spaces are backed up every evening. If you should need to recover any files due to accidental deletion or corruption, please contact Research Computing Services (RCS).

### Requesting a Project space

Project spaces can be set up with faculty sponsorship and/or approval by filling out the New Project Space Request Form

The default size is 50GB, with increases granted upon request and with space available. Keep an eye on the space usage, as project spaces that reach capacity will throw errors in programs and when transferring files, and data loss may result. As with home folders, project spaces that reach capacity are not a good thing. Please see our working with spaces, folder, & files section for useful tips.

If a project space already exists and you would like to make changes to the space users or size, fill out the Project Space Change Request Form.  Once approved by the appropriate faculty member, the request will be put in to the ESS group at HBS IT.

### Accessing Project Spaces on the Grid

The project spaces are located at /export/projects/<projectname> and are grouped by faculty member. Whether you are using NoMachine or SecureCRT to access the project spaces, you will need to navigate there explicitly.

To access your space in NoMachine, you can select "Files" under "Application", and then type Control + l (lower case letter L). You should then be able to input the path mentioned above.

To access your space via terminal or SecureCRT, you can type the command, "cd /export/projects/<yourprojectname>".

If you are a part of more than one project space, navigating to /export/projects will show you which ones are accessible.

Last updated 5/9/2019