This is an old wiki page and is out-of-date. It's been retained as some of this information may still be useful.
Members of the Kirchhausen Lab at the Children’s Hospital Boston have access to a large collection of structural biology software. Research Computing support is provided by SBGrid. Please contact them here .
Full and incremental backups of SBGrid file servers are conducted. This includes your home and data directories. In general, backups are kept for three months, and then are stored on physical media for archival purposes. If you need a file restored, please contact SBGrid here .
Contact Children’s help desk at (617) 919 4357 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The data synchronization process is a one-way synchronization, and files and directories transfered are no longer writable. For processing, there is a two-way synchronization of the ` ~/sync ` directory between the ` tklab ` server and ` orchestra ` . Since the ` ~/sync ` directories are in the user's home directories, users have full ability to create, delete, rename, etc anything within them without effecting the raw images stored in ` /groups/kirchhausen/datasync ` .
Anything outside the ` ~/sync ` directory, including ` .cshrc ` , ` .ssh ` will not be copied to orchestra.
Symlinks can be used to keep the processing directories linked to the raw data directories, without requiring write/delete permissions for data directories. For example, instead of nstead of creating ` /datasync/Dataset001/process1 ` , create a ` ~/sync/Dataset001 ` directory. Within ` ~/sync/Dataset001 ` , create a symlink pointing to the images ( ` cd ~/sync/Dataset001 ; ln -s /groups/kirchhausen/datasync/Dataset001 images ` ).
Setup passwordless ssh logins between ` tklab ` and ` orchestra ` before using two-way sync.
Nightly non-interactive synchronization runs will be run from cron.
If you're curious about unison, more detail is available from the project website .
Last edited by Mick Timony, 2016-09-14 21:56:50