Data access from Mac
You will need the following information to find your files:
- FedID and password
- The name of your experiment and visit. (example mt767-1)
Your data files will be in a directory
i.e. for experiment mt767 visit 1 in 2009 (that is proposal no. 767 in “village” mt, 1st visit in 2009) on B16 data will be stored in /dls/b16/data/2009/mt767-1
The best (and fastest) way to make a copy of experimental data taken during a visit is to use the beamline Data Dispenser machine.
It is possible to copy smaller amounts of data to a portable storage medium (DVD, USB flash drive, USB hard drive...) from a beamline workstation.
All beamline workstations have CD/DVD writers. Blank media may be obtained from either the User Office or the Experimental Hall Coordinators (EHCs).
In addition the EHCs have a small number of Linux ext3 formatted (USB2) external hard drives for loan. Should you have your own external hard drive you are free to use it but we may not be able to give support for that.
Copying, especially of large amounts of data, is probably best done using rsync in Linux (e.g. running rsync after every sample).
Please not that our Linux workstations currently neither support FireWire nor write access to Windows NTFS formatted hard drives, however there are (free) ext3 drivers for Windows available.