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Your home directory in Virtual DICE is /disk/scratch/guest. This is where your files will be saved to. It's a local directory in the virtual machine.

Note that it is never backed up - so to keep your files safe, you should regularly copy them from here to your DICE home directory, which is in AFS.

This is how to access your AFS space from the guest account:

First, make sure that your host computer currently has a working internet connection.
Then, these commands should make AFS available:

kinit -f user@INF.ED.AC.UK
aklog

You should replace the word user above with your own DICE username.

Your AFS credentials will only last for a few hours - but if you want to end your AFS access before this time, type:

unlog

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Last reviewed: 
18/11/2020

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