TODAC - User's Guide - Run Information


RunInfo looks up for VMEA files associated with specified run on CASTOR, stages them (if necessary), processes with cmsRun and populates TOTEM Offline Database with extracted events data.

In order to read and stage files on CASTOR you need to have CASTOR2 properly configured. Instructions for this may be found here: CompCastor. Also you need to be granted proper access permissions for the following directory on CASTOR:


In order to process VMEA files you need to have cmsRun installed and configured. To do that, follow the instructions presented here: SoftwareHowto.

Due to CERN security restrictions, populating TOTEM Offline Database with run information is not available in Web application. You may only insert run information into database via TODAC CLI application.

Command Line Interface

todac runinfo <run_number> [-h] [-description <description>]

Argument Required Default value Description
<run_number> Yes   TOTEM Run number
-h No   Prints help
-description<description> No Populated with TODAC

Allows to specify run description explicitly

Note: <description> must not contain white spaces


Show help:

todac runinfo -h

Insert data for specified run:

todac runinfo 8318

Insert data for specified run and specify description:

todac runinfo 8318 -description run_8318_2012-08-02

Web Interface



Argument Required Default value Description
Timestamp Yes   Note: Must be of following Java format MM/dd/yy HH:mm:ss
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