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Note: werewolf has been retired. Please refer to the Surface Science hosted disk notes

Werewolf is owned by the King Group.

This computer is intended as a backup server for data/files. It is NOT intended as a single source file-server for data/files - if the only place you have your data is on werewolf and several things go badly wrong then you will be responsible for not maintaining your own cop(y/ies) of your data elsewhere. There is:

  • 5.4TB of storage on RAID5 with a hot spare
  • daily backup to

Accessing data on werewolf


There are 2 options:

  1. ssh: use sftp, ssh, scp or winscp
  2. windows file-sharing: start -> run -> \\werewolf


There are 2 options:

  1. ssh: use sftp, ssh or scp
  2. windows file-sharing: however you do windows file-sharing from a mac


There are 3 options:

  1. ssh: use sftp, ssh or scp
  2. windows file-sharing: smbclient (man smbclient)
  3. possibly via an nfs mount: quite a few of the King Group linux workstations mount the file-systems (rw) from werewolf, usually as /mnt/werewolf-X

Remote Access to Werewolf

ssh or winscp is the answer directly to or via a bastion host.


Data backup is daily to an almost identical computer on the other side of the building.

Recovering Data from the Backup

Please mail support@ch

Support and Help

Problems with Werewolf should be reported to support@ch in the first instance. Additionally Steve Jenkins/Steve Driver maybe available to help.

System status 

System monitoring page

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