How to access data

Use the network service "samba" to export network shared drives in a Windows-compatible format. Go to My Computer -> Tools and choose Map Network Drive. Choose an unused drive letter. In the Folder box, put:

  • \\\topspin (400 in Malott with autosampler)
  • \\\topspin (walkup 500 in Malott)
  • \\\topspin (cryoprobe 500 in Malott)
  • \\\topspin (walkup 400 in SBC)
  • \\\topspin (400 in SBC with autosampler)
  • \\\data (EPR in Malott)
  • \\\topspin (wide bore solids 400 in McCollum)
  • \\\topspin (800 in SBC)
  • \\\topspin (600 in SBC)

Ask the NMR lab staff for user name and password.

To do the same operation on a Mac, choose Go -> Connect to server. In the box that appears, type smb:// followed by a machine name as shown above. Note the forward slashes here, back slashes for Windows. At the next step, you will be prompted for the user name and password (see Justin or Sarah if you do not know the password).

There are permanent network drives on the Linux workstations in 3002 Malott and 104 SBC. The path is /opt/server and subdirectories take you to archived copies of data from each of the spectrometers.

From off campus, you can access the network drives if you set up and run the "KU Anywhere" VPN software on your computer. It is accessed through the Kyou portal. Log in to Kyou and you will see the link KU Anywhere in the upper right side of the page next to Welcome, (your name). If you click on this link, your computer will go through a security check, download and start a Java applet, and you will have a secure tunnel to the KU network and a KU network address. This allows you to do most of the things you do on the KU network. Note that this is a KU-wide network service and the NMR lab does not make or troubleshoot these connections.

We still highly recommend that individual users make their own backups/archives and keep them in a safe place. The Dell PCs offer several ways to make backups, includings USB "pen" drives, Firewire/USB combo drives and CDs.

Finally, there is a backup server which automatically archives data from the spectrometers (in some cases stretching back to 1997) on a RAID-5 redundant disk array. The server updates each night at 3 AM from the spectrometers, which means that the current day's data will not be visible on the server. However, old data that has been removed from the spectrometers should still be available there.

Congratulations to Brian Blagg for the Mitscher Professorship great honor for Brian; great way to remember Les

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