Accessing data from the spectrometers under Windows

Our NMR spectrometers run the network service "samba" to export network shared drives in a Windows-compatible format.
    To use it as a network drive under Windows, go to My Computer -> Tools (or My Network Places -> Tools in Windows 2000) and choose Map Network Drive.  Choose an unused drive letter.  In the Folder box, put the name of the spectrometer you wish to connect with, or the server:

\\florence.msg.ku.edu\topspin            (400 in Malott)
\\yosemite.msg.ku.edu\topspin           (400 in SBC)
\\siena.msg.ku.edu\topspin                 (500 in Malott)
\\bigsur.msg.ku.edu\topspin               (400 in LSRL)
\\grandteton.msg.ku.edu\topspin        (800 in SBC)
\\kunmr6.msg.ku.edu\home\user        (600 in MRB)
\\kunmr-suse.msg.ku.edu\data1         (server)

and then click Connect using a different user name.  Enter the user name nobody and the password (ask the NMR lab staff if you do not know) and click OK.  Click Finish in the Map Network Drive box; in a few seconds, you should get a new directory view window of the topspin tree.  As usual, go down the tree data -> your username -> nmr to get to the data folders.  If you had samples run on the 800, the data is probably in the nmrsu/nmr folder.
    To do the same operation on a Mac, choose Go -> Connect to server.  In the box that appears, type smb:// followed by a machine name as shown above.  Note the forward slashes here, back slashes for Windows.  At the next step, you will be prompted for the name and password (same as above).
 
        Everyone has read permission to the data in all the trees (this is exactly the same as on the spectrometer).  Read permission also gives you permission to copy to anyplace you have write permission (such as the desktop of your own computer or Novell network drives you may have).  The nobody account does not have any write access. (Write access in Linux also grants permission to delete files.) 

      The server has all of the archived data available (currently about 290,000 Bruker spectra), stretching back in some cases to 1997.  The data1 folder contains a folder for each instrument which mirrors the layout of its data, and you proceed down the directory tree to get it.  Non-data files (for instance, contents of your home directory with the exception of directories ending in .fid on the Inova 600) are not backed up. The server is updated each night from the spectrometers, which means that the current day's data will not be visible on the server.  However, old data that has been removed from the spectrometers should still be available there. There are permanent network drives on the Linux workstations in 3002 Malott and 104 SBC.  The path is /opt/server and subdirectories take you to archived copies of data from each of the spectrometers.

       From off campus, you can access the network drives, and get a license to run the ACD software, if you  set up and run the "KU Anywhere" VPN software on your computer.  It is accessed through the Kyou portal. Log in to Kyou and you will see the link KU Anywhere in the upper right side of the page next to Welcome, (your name). If you click on this link, your computer will go through a security check, download and start a Java applet, and you will have a secure tunnel to the KU network and a KU network address.  This allows you to do most of the things you do on the KU network.  Note that this is a KU-wide network service and the NMR lab does not make or troubleshoot these connections.


Accessing data from the spectrometers under Linux

We have three Linux workstations, two in 3002 Malott and one in 104 SBC, that have the spectrometer data directories, /opt/topspin/data, mounted as network drives.  These workstations also run TopSpin.  Log in to the workstation, double click on the TopSpin icon or open a shell and type topspin.  After TopSpin starts, the left panel in the display will say Browser by default (if it doesn't, click the Browser tab).  Initially, the only directory tree in the browser will be /opt/topspin.  To view data from a spectrometer, right click in the browser window and choose Add New Data Dir ... In the window, type /opt/florence (=Malott 400), /opt/siena (=Malott 500), /opt/yosemite (=SBC 400), /opt/bigsur (=LSRL 400), /opt/grandteton (=800).  Then you can expand the new data directory and navigate down to your own data.

Dave 12/16/07