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This page provides common questions and answers about the use of <code>/work</code> and <code>/bulk</code> storage on ARC.
 
This page provides common questions and answers about the use of <code>/work</code> and <code>/bulk</code> storage on ARC.
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=General Information=
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Work and Bulk storage mostly work like any other directories that you have access to on ARC (e.g. your home directory). You can use the standard linux file system commands within them <code>ls</code>, <code>cd</code>, <code>cp</code>, <code>mv</code>, <code>rm</code>. You can also refer to them directly by their full path from any node in the cluster. As long as you set all of the permissions correctly, this means that you can treat these spaces the same as you do your home directory. Most of the complexity of using Work and Bulk storage on ARC comes from the handling of Linux permissions, which are mostly inconsequential in your home directory.
  
 
=Frequently Asked Questions=
 
=Frequently Asked Questions=
  
==How do I access my work/bulk directory?==
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==I can't access my advisor's (or other colleague's) work or bulk directory. Why not?==
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To access any work or bulk directory on ARC you must belong to the unix group associated with it. This can be requested for you by the owner (or their delegate) simply by emailing support@hpc.ucalgary.ca and requesting that you be added to the unix group (including the group name). This can be done at the same time that you ARC account is requested. Once you have been added to the unix group for the group allocation, you may still not be able to access all subdirectories in it, as some groups allow members to keep some data private from other members of the group. The permissions mechanism for this is explained in [[Group Storage Allocation:How do Linux permissions work for sharing data in a work or bulk directory?]]   
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==How do I access my work or bulk directory?==
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==How do I reference a work or bulk directory from a job running on ARC?==
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==How do I transfer data to a work or bulk directory directly from a personal workstation?==
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==How do I transfer data to a work or bulk directory from my home directory?==
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==How do Linux permissions work for sharing data in a work or bulk directory?==
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==My colleague has opened up a directory for me to access. Why can't I use <code>ls</code> to look inside it?==
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==I have access to two group storage allocations. How do I move data between them?==
  
==How do I reference a work/bulk directory from a job running on ARC?==
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==None of my colleagues can read files that I create in my work or bulk directory. What is going on?==
  
==How do I transfer data to a work/bulk directory==
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==How do I share data with another colleague on ARC without adding them to the unix group for my allocation?==

Revision as of 18:50, 13 October 2021

This page provides common questions and answers about the use of /work and /bulk storage on ARC.

General Information

Work and Bulk storage mostly work like any other directories that you have access to on ARC (e.g. your home directory). You can use the standard linux file system commands within them ls, cd, cp, mv, rm. You can also refer to them directly by their full path from any node in the cluster. As long as you set all of the permissions correctly, this means that you can treat these spaces the same as you do your home directory. Most of the complexity of using Work and Bulk storage on ARC comes from the handling of Linux permissions, which are mostly inconsequential in your home directory.

Frequently Asked Questions

I can't access my advisor's (or other colleague's) work or bulk directory. Why not?

To access any work or bulk directory on ARC you must belong to the unix group associated with it. This can be requested for you by the owner (or their delegate) simply by emailing support@hpc.ucalgary.ca and requesting that you be added to the unix group (including the group name). This can be done at the same time that you ARC account is requested. Once you have been added to the unix group for the group allocation, you may still not be able to access all subdirectories in it, as some groups allow members to keep some data private from other members of the group. The permissions mechanism for this is explained in Group Storage Allocation:How do Linux permissions work for sharing data in a work or bulk directory?

How do I access my work or bulk directory?

How do I reference a work or bulk directory from a job running on ARC?

How do I transfer data to a work or bulk directory directly from a personal workstation?

How do I transfer data to a work or bulk directory from my home directory?

How do Linux permissions work for sharing data in a work or bulk directory?

My colleague has opened up a directory for me to access. Why can't I use ls to look inside it?

I have access to two group storage allocations. How do I move data between them?

None of my colleagues can read files that I create in my work or bulk directory. What is going on?

How do I share data with another colleague on ARC without adding them to the unix group for my allocation?