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Files in Virtual DICE

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On a normal DICE computer your files are stored in AFS. It's the same on Virtual DICE if you login using your DICE username and password (see logging in). However it's different if you login using the guest account.

Guest account

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

  1. Make sure that the host machine currently has a working internet connection.
  2. These commands should make AFS available:
    kinit -f user@INF.ED.AC.UK
    aklog

    where user is your DICE username.

  3. 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) your normal DICE AFS home directory will appear, so you will be able to copy files between your AFS directory and /disk/scratch/guest.
Last reviewed: 
29/03/2016

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