You are here

Files in Virtual DICE

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Files in the guest account

The guest user's files are in /disk/scratch/guest. This is a local directory in the virtual machine. It is never backed up so you should copy all important files from it to AFS. This is how to access your AFS space from the guest account:

  1. Make sure that the host machine currently has a working internet connection.
  2. Check that the Virtual DICE clock is correct - see Clocks and time.
  3. These commands should make AFS available:
    kinit -f user@INF.ED.AC.UK
    aklog

    where user is your DICE username.

Alternatively just logout of the guest account then login using your DICE username and password. As long as your computer is on the University network (see logging in) and Virtual DICE's clock is correct (see clocks and time) your normal DICE AFS home directory will appear, so you will be able to copy files between your AFS directory and /disk/scratch/guest.

Files in your DICE account

With a DICE account your files are stored in AFS. See the logging in page for more details.

Last reviewed: 
16/11/2017

System Status

Home dirs (AFS)
Network
Mail
Other services
Scheduled downtime

Choose a topic