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Live Storage Access Guide

Introduction

We provide two types of storage in our live storage service: the GPFS facility may be accessed as a copy-in/copy-out service via SSH/SFTP, or mounted and accessed as though it were a local drive on your computer; the iRODS/WOS storage facility can be accessed via the command line, or via a 3rd-parry graphical user interface. Cyberduck is our preferred (free) interface for iRODS/WOS.

Your project will be assigned to the GPFS facility by default upon registration, as this is the simpler to use. If you would prefer to use the iRODS/WOS storage, please write to us to request this. 

Please see the relevant access guide below for instructions on how to get started.

How to guides

Key SSH/SFTP Access Information

Access Method SSH/SFTP
Server Name ssh.rd.ucl.ac.uk or live.rd.ucl.ac.uk
Username Your central UCL user ID
Password Your central UCL password *
Path to your project space

This will have been provided by us upon your registration but it will be of the form: 

/mnt/gpfs/live/<project_code> 

Our SSH Fingerprints 40:9e:ca:3a:d0:e1:61:e7:f2:a3:ea:c5:42:70:46:3b (RSA)
ae:83:0b:e0:5d:4d:79:9d:ab:83:0b:8f:e1:b7:42:cb (ECDSA)
0a:77:87:40:e1:d3:ab:5f:65:1c:ca:96:ce:b6:bc:0c (ED25519)

* You should never give your password to anyone under any circumstances (including Research Data Services or Information Services Division).

Key iRODS Access Information

Access Method iRODS
Server Name irods.rd.ucl.ac.uk
Username Your central UCL user ID
Password Your central UCL password *
Path to your project space

This will have been provided by us upon your registration but it will be of the form: 

/rdZone/live/<project_code>

Key CIFS Access Information

Access Method  CIFS AKA: SMB, Windows file sharing
Server Name  live.rd.ucl.ac.uk
Username AD\<Your central UCL user ID> eg: AD\abcdefg
Password Your central UCL password *
Path to your project space

<project_code>

This will be in of the form ritd-ag-rdabcd-abcdefg

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