file system


Introduction to AFS

Short words about your home directory

As you may have noticed, there are a couple of directories in your home directory that have been created to make it easier to protect and share files.

  • Public

    A place to put files that should be readable by anyone in the whole world. This includes .forward, .bashrc, .tcshrc, and similar files.

  • Private

    Files that should only be readable by the owner. This directory is not listable by anyone except the owner.

File system and storage

File systems and storage

AFS - Andrew File System

Your home-directory (ie. the directory pointed to by the $HOME variable) is placed on an AFS file system. This file system is backed up regularly.

Note that since ticket-forwarding to batch jobs does not work, the only AFS-access possible from batch jobs are to read files from your Public-directory which is world-wide readable (yes, the entire world). Use the parallel file system 'pfs' for data management in conjunction with batch jobs.

Updated: 2018-11-12, 18:32