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The sector has a file server service. This provides networked storage accessible from the workstations.

Access from managed Linux workstations

The fileserver appears under a directory called theory-fs-nethome in your home directory.


Never run compute jobs from the file server directories as this will be slow and could cause the connection to lock up. Always run then out of local storage, e.g. /scratch.

The fileserver will only be connected automatically on a managed Linux workstation if you log into your managed workstation with a password. Once connected it should stay connected until all your sessions are logged out, so you only need to use a password for the first connection. OpenSSH understands the option -opubkeyauthentication=no to tell it not to use a key even if there is one present.

For other problems, please email for help.

Backups and reliabilty

The data is continuously replicated between a pair of servers in Chemistry, and daily replicated to a third server that is kept offsite. Snapshots of the data are made frequently on the live server itself.

System status 

System monitoring page

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