CLICdp EOS Storage


Join the zf computing group. Members of the zf computing group are automatically added to the clicdp-eos-users group.

Not being in the zf computing group will introduce file-access complications. Therefore, unless you have a very good reason (please let us know at clicdp-eos-admins) not to join the zf computing group you will not be added to the clicdp-eos-users egroup.

Login to Once to get the /eos/user space created

Mounting EOS on your fixed PC installation

Run this script

This will create a mount point in the rootdirectory called /eos and you can access files just like all others. See for details

Update: Aug 4, 2016: The script will now setup two mounts /eos/experiment/clicdp and /eos/user. You have your own eos folder in /eos/user/INITIAL/USERNAME

If there is some problem try this:



fusermount -uz /eos

fusermount -uz /eos/experiment/clicdp

fusermount -uz /eos/user


sudo service eosd restart


The installation script is also located on gitlab:

Optional configuration for fuse mount

Optionally add to file /etc/pam.d/sshd the line session optional debug seteuid /usr/bin/eosfusebind --pam to automate the call to eosfusebind on logon(?). Or maybe add eosfusebind to your .bashrc or .profile or other login/startup scripts if it needs to be called often.

Environment variable (sh-type shells) and eos command interface

To install the eos command line interface

sudo yum install eos-client

Export the eos server.

# for Projects like /eos/experiment/clicdp
export EOS_MGM_URL="root://"
# for user /eos/user/u/username
export EOS_MGM_URL="root://"

Eos afs clients no longer exist.

Mounting eos in some other place via eos fuse mount on your machine or lxplus

After setting up your environment, create a folder on AFS where to mount EOS :

mkdir -p $HOME/eos

Then mount EOS in this folder :

eosmount $HOME/eos

Don't forget to unmount when logging out from lxplus :

eosumount $HOME/eos

Note: If you get some error message check the permissions on /bin/fusermount


You maybe need to install the packages (or newer versions))
sudo yum install compat-readline5 xrootd-client-devel openssl098e

Copying Files

xrdcp localfile root://

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