Disk space at CERN


  • At CERN you can restore AFS files from the previous-day backup, just do:

cp /afs/cern.ch/ubackup/s/surname/filename $HOME/filename

ECDF account registration

To get an account on the ECDF computing cluster in Edinburgh, go to here and click on the "ECDF Access and Registration" link to get the registration form. Information about logging in and submitting jobs on Eddie is available here.

Writing papers

Publication committee templates


  • Want to share a folder between your CERN VM and the host? Use VirtualBox (vm name->Settings) to create the shared folder, then add this to /etc/fstab inside the VM:

Shared   /mnt/Shared    vboxsf defaults,rw,uid=501,gid=501 0 0

Replace the first "Shared" with the name of the shared folder you specified in VirtualBox, and /mnt/Shared with whatever path you want the folder to be accessible as inside the VM (remember to create the directory within the virtual machine, e.g., sudo mkdir /mnt/Shared)

  • Want to install extra software (e.g. vim) into your CERN VM? Instuctions here.
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