Info for XRD1 Users

Retrieving data

Data colected with the Pilatus 2M detector is firstly stored in the controller server (pilatus.blcs, accessible also from pesca.blcs at /net/pilatus/home/det/p2_det/images/projects/) and then moved to a remote server (memory4xrd1.esce), from where users can access data with their linux account created during the user login (login is the first part before the "@" of the mail registered in the VUO and password is the same of VUO account).
From pesca.blcs, it is possible to synchronize the data from the pilatus.blcs using rsync. From a terminal use the command:
rsync -urvv /net/pilatus/home/det/p2_det/images/projects/"project_name"/* "login"@memory4xdr1.esce:/store/projects/"project_name"/
using the user login, password and project_name used for the data collection. Please be careful with the "*" and the "/".

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The remote server can be accessed at /net/memory4xrd1/store/projects/"project_name" .
From the desktop main menu, it is possible to execute the "Elettra XRD Backup" utility (under Education) to create a link on the desktop: "browse" the folders to /net/memory4xrd1/store/projects/ , double-click on your project folder and then click the large button "Let me access ..." ; a link will  be created on the desktop in the ElettraProjects folder.

From laptop

It is possible to connect with a personal laptop to the memory4xrd1 server through a wired connection.
Near the monitors of the data collection workstation there is an ethernet plug that can be used: the ethernet connection should be set to DHCP (automatic) setting, eventually switching off other wifi connections, VPN connections or firewall restrictions.
You should see a connection as "undefined network" without internet connection: that is correct because the link is meant only for data transfer.
Check the connection using ping from a terminal/command prompt: ping
If the host is responding, you should be able to use ssh, scp, sftp, rsync or samba using the credentials used for the data collection project.
Under linux/mac all the different protocols should be available: from the file manager (es. Nautilus) it should be possible to find "Connect to server ..." and use smb://"user""project_name" or similar for sftp://, ssh://, rsync://, scp://.
Under Windows machines, samba should be used as it is already available, otherwise you need to install third party software (winscp, puttysftp, ...). If one of the "Netwok"/"My Computer"/"This PC" icon is present on the desktop (otherwise open a file manager and you should see a "Netwok"/"My Computer"/"This PC" icon on the left column) right click on that and select "Map a Network drive ..."; insert \\\store\projects\"project_name" in the resource field; check the "Connect using different credentials"; click finish and, if everything is ok, insert login and password when asked. A File manager should open and show you your files.

From home

At the moment the only possibility is to ask a beamline scientist to create a link for retrieving the data (with drive.elettra, a service similar to Dropbox).


Last Updated on Thursday, 14 September 2023 11:44