Accessing Filesystems

Virtual Private Network


If you are located outside of the University Campus, you first have to create a VPN connection as explained in the ZDV this article.

with Linux

The filesystems of MOGON can be mounted under Linux. In this article we explain how to mount the GPFS and Lustre filesystems of MOGON.

Despite the shutdown of MOGON I you can mount all shares described here.

Overview

GPFS (Home/Project)


Host: mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de

Share
<username>Home directory
projectProject directories of all groups except those that have a seperate share (atals,icecube,na62,tronhpc,jgu-cbdm)

Lustre (Project/Scratch)


Host: mogon2smb.zdv.uni-mainz.de

Share
scratchLustre scratch filesystem
projectProject directories of all groups except those that have a seperate share (atlas,icecube,na62,himexp,lattice)

Access your MOGON home directory

  1. Open a Shell
  2. Use
    gio mount smb://<username>@mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de/<username>
    
    to access your home directory.
  3. After you have submitted the command, you will be asked for the domain. Confirm the UNI-MAINZ domain with Enter.
  4. Now you will be asked to enter the password for your JGU account.

After this you should see the contents of the folder in your file manager, e.g. Dolphin

Chances are, that some gio versions will show Domain [WORKGROUP]: rather than Domain [UNI-MAINZ.DE]:. In this case try entering UNI-MAINZ manually (without the .DE-string). Check the working of your VPN, first.

Access shares

gio mount smb://<username>@mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de/<share>

or

gio mount smb://<username>@mogon2smb.zdv.uni-mainz.de/<share>

e.g.:

gio mount smb://<username>@mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de/project
gio mount smb://<username>@mogon2smb.zdv.uni-mainz.de/scratch
gio mount smb://<username>@mogon2smb.zdv.uni-mainz.de/project

Access the Share via Shell

You can found the share under the following path:

/run/user/<uid-number>/gvfs/smb-share:server=mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de,share<username>,user=<username>

you can use tab completion once you are in the folder /run/user/. If you are not sure which <uid-number> you have you can check it calling id <username>.

Open in Terminal

Alternatively you can open the file manager of your OS, browse to the mounted share, right click on a folder and then on Open in Terminal.

with Windows

The filesystems of MOGON can also be mounted under Windows. In this article we explain how to mount the GPFS and Lustre filesystems of MOGON with you Windows system.

Despite the shutdown of MOGON I you can mount all shares described here.

Overview

Please Note!

For the login information, please enter the user name in the following format: uni-mainz.de/<username> or uni-mainz.de\<username> depending on your Windows version.

GPFS (Home/Project)


Host: mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de

Share
<username>Home directory
projectProject directories of all groups except those that have a seperate share (atals,icecube,na62,tronhpc,jgu-cbdm)

Lustre (Project/Scratch)


Host: mogon2smb.zdv.uni-mainz.de

Share
scratchLustre scratch filesystem
projectProject directories of all groups except those that have a seperate share (atlas,icecube,na62,himexp,lattice)

Access your MOGON home directory

  1. Press +E to open a File Explorer window.
  2. Find and choose This PC/Dieser PC from the left side of the File Explorer window.
  3. Click on Map network drive/Netzwerklaufwerk verbinden

  4. Choose a drive letter and fill in the required fields

  5. Select Connect using different credentials/Verbindung mit anderen Anmeldeinformationen herstellen and enter your username in the following format:
    uni-mainz.de/<username> or uni-mainz.de\<username> (depending on your OS version)
  6. Click Finish/Fertig stellen

Usage on MOGON II

\\mogon2smb.zdv.uni-mainz.de\joe_user
\\mogon2smb.zdv.uni-mainz.de\scratch

Usage on MOGON I

\\mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de\joe_user
\\mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de\project

Lustre


You can access the Lustre filesystem in the same way as described above. The different shares can be found in section Overview.

Copying files with WinSCP

If you want to use WinSCP, configure it according to these screenshots:

Pageant


This instruction require that you use Pageant for SSH authentication. Check this Article if you want to know more.

Addresses to connect with WinSCP


In order to contact MOGON II with WinSCP, use:

  • miil01.zdv.uni-mainz.de,
  • miil02.zdv.uni-mainz.de or
  • miil03.zdv.uni-mainz.de
Example configuration with the username <username>

with Mac

The filesystems of MOGON can also be mounted under Mac OS. In this article we explain how to mount the GPFS and Lustre filesystems of MOGON.

Despite the shutdown of MOGON I you can mount all shares described here.

Overview

For the login information, please enter the user name in the following format: uni-mainz.de\<username>.

GPFS (Home/Project)


Host: mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de

Share
<username>Home directory
projectProject directories of all groups except those that have a seperate share (atals,icecube,na62,tronhpc,jgu-cbdm)

Lustre (Project/Scratch)


Host: mogon2smb.zdv.uni-mainz.de

Share
scratchLustre scratch filesystem
projectProject directories of all groups except those that have a seperate share (atlas,icecube,na62,himexp,lattice)

Access your MOGON II project directory

  1. Open Finder and press Cmd-K to connect to a remote server.
  2. In the appeared window enter the Host name and click Connect. Here is an example for Lustre:

  3. If a warning about connection attempt appears, click Connect once more

  4. Next, choose Connect as Registered User and enter your Name and Password

  5. Select the folder you would like to connect to

  6. After this you should see the contents of the folder

To access GPFS filesystem, you have to provide the Host mogonsmb.zdv.uni-mainz.de. Different shares can be found in section Overview.

Permission

In case you do not have a permission to access the selected folder, you will see the error message