Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science

Deliver user guide

Deliver is a tool helping with the transfer of data from NGI delivery projects (physically located on storage system Grus) to Biancas SENS projects located on storage system Castor.

Deliver has no own user interface and you only need SUPR access to be able to request the data transfer from your delivery project to your SENS-project on Bianca.

In order to be allowed to request data transfer from NGI delivery project to SENS-project you must be either PI or proxy for the PI for both projects.

How it works?

  1. First you need to login to SUPR with your SUPR user credentials. There in SUPR on the left side you should see all your projects where you are a member.
     

  2. Then choose a SENS-project you want to deliver some data to.

  3. On the projects web page scroll down to the "NGI Delivery Projects" section.

    If you have received some delivery then you should be able to see "Request Delivery" button:
     


    If you don't see the button its mean that you have no any completed deliveries done to your NGI delivery project.

  4. Click the "Request Delivery" button. You should see a list over all completed deliveries available for you to request.

  5. Click "Request" button corresponding with the delivery project you want to get data delivered from:

     

  6. Now you have requested the transfer of data from chosen NGI delivery project to your SENS-project on Bianca.

    Under "NGI Delivery Projects" section on SUPR web page can you see your request, together with current status of your shipment ("Delivery Status").

Once the delivery was requested "Delivery Status" field is empty. Deliver-tool is running in the background and on regular basis asks SUPR about all the projects with pending delivery requests.

When Deliver has started to work with your project the value of "Delivery Status" will change to "inprogress".

Once delivery is completed the status will change to "delivered" and under your “proj_nobackup” on Bianca you should find the directory named like the delivery project you have requested containing your data.