Saving data and files

(MC)2 is equipped with a data server that enables you to save and transfer files from the instruments to your own computer. A few instruments are also equipped with CD/DVD recorders. Please Refer to the Policies page and do not use any other means of data transfer.

Remember: This service is NOT a data backup system.

Rules of Use

(MC)2 provides a temporary file storage location for its users on a Mac OS server. This service does not guarantee the integrity or the privacy of your files. Therefore you are highly encouraged to backup your data and remove it from the (MC)2 computer systems.

Please store your files in a directory with your EMAL username. This directory must be stored in the UserData location that is stored on the central file server. Data should only be saved in the UserData location. It may be deleted at any time if saved anywhere else. Also, do not modify other users’ files!

Optical Media Backups

Instrument rooms with available CD/DVD recorders are FEI Quanta 3D, FEI Nova Nanolab, Kratos Axis Ultra XPS, JEOL 3011, JEOL 2010F, and FEI XL30 FEG.

You need to bring your own blank CD-RW or DVD-RW media. Depending on the media you may store up to 700 Megabytes of data onto a CD and 8.7 Gigabytes on a dual layer DVD (all of the iMacs should support this media type). Please ask EMAL staff if you need assistance.

Remote File Transfer Backups

FTP Address: emalserver.engin.umich.edu

  • FTP Username: emal
  • FTP Password: the same password you use to login to (MC)2 computers.

Data is found in:

  • /Volumes/EMAL Server Disk 4/NewEMALData
  • /Volumes/EMAL Server Disk 1/User Data 1
  • /Volumes/EMAL Server Disk 2/User Data 2

Some browsers support redirect of ftp and you can type:

  • “sftp://emalftp@emalserver.engin.umich.edu//Volumes/EMAL Server Disk 4/NewEMALData/”
  • “sftp://emalftp@emalserver.engin.umich.edu//Volumes/EMAL Server Disk 1/User Data 1/”
  • “sftp://emalftp@emalserver.engin.umich.edu//Volumes/EMAL Server Disk 2/User Data 2/”

Your FTP client must support sftp in order to access EMAL FTP server. Clients that support sftp Windows OS Filezilla WinSCP Mac OS Fugu Filezilla Cyberduck Linux gFTP (usually comes pre-installed) MacOS X, Linux, and UNIX users may also use command line sftp client:
$>sftp “emalftp@emalserver.engin.umich.edu//Volumes/EMAL Server Disk 1/User Data 1” 

NOTE: You  won’t be able to change or delete files through your FTP client.

HOWEVER, please don’t forget to delete files you have backed up the next time you come to (MC)2.