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June 26, 2017

Chemistry NMR : After UDRIVE – What changes in TOPSPIN graphical interface

Please consult my earlier blog post on how to actviate unique UDRIVE storage space in UW cloud :  http://blogs.uw.edu/rajanp/2017/06/06/how-to-access-udrive/

There will be two phases as we transition to cloud storage of NMR data via UDRIVE :

Phase 1 : 

  • Inside TOPSPIN, your unique UDRIVE  directory tree will automatically appear
  • Only for the first time login, your existing datasets from the local hard drive will be automatically copied to your UDRIVE location (depending on the size of your tree, it might take a while ; please be patient.  PLEASE BLOCK AT LEAST 20 MINUTES OF TIME FOR THIS FIRST LOGIN)
  • You can collect NMR data as usual, when this file copy proceeds in the background
  • YOU MUST START WRITING YOUR DATA IN THE UDRIVE once PHASE 1 IS ANNOUNCED.
  • During this phase, the exhaustive file tree with all userids, will still be available for you to see

Phase 2 :

  • Down the road, once all user data  from local drive are moved over successfully to the UDRIVE Cloud storage, the file tree on local hard drive will no longer appear within Topspin.
  • For software legacy reasons, you will still see a stump of a tree in the form of /opt/topspin.  But this will be empty.

Let us clarify the above in pictures

PHASE 1

The base data tree :


Appearance of your UDRIVE data branch.  Your NETID will appear under its main root. 


The old style file browser tree is still there :


PHASE 2

Use edc or new and create new datasets under your OWN UDRIVE tree (ALL OLD DATA THAT WERE COPIED ALSO APPEAR AUTOMATICALLY) :


ONCE PHASE 2 IS ANNOUNCED,  THE LEGACY DATA TREE /opt/topspin WILL NO LONGER SHOW ANY UWNetid-s :

FTP DATA ACCESS 

After Phase 2,   we will still be providing FTP server link to AV301’s local data drive, for a few weeks.  But remember, this will be a STATIC data tree and contain only your old datasets.  In case you haven’t backed up Legacy Data, that will be a good time to get it over with.