notebook entry for file storage-- last updated 20170817


Every lab should have its own server space. When using imaging equipment, users should immediately copy data to their server space. This guarrantees that they have access to the data, that the lab PI has access to the data, and that the data are secured. This is safer and faster than using USB devices.

The best way to store data collected on the microscopes is to save directly to the designated data hard drive.

Unless running extremely high speed image collections, I keep two folders (windows) open behind the image collection software.

The first is the data directory of my current imaging session.

The second is a connection to our lab's server.

Either periodically during the imaging session (saves time if many GB of data are generated) or definitely at the end of the session, I copy the new data to the server.



Microscopy Core has its own server space

I save all data to my directory on the Core's shared space. This assures assisted work is secure. Users who work unassisted assume complete responsibility for securing their own data.

All Core staff have access to read my data directory. This means that all Core staff have access for users in case I am ever not available and in cases where we are collaborating.

Also, the Core may distribute data by copying it to a guest accessable directory. This is a by-invitation-only alternative to Park Til 5AM on the Titan server.



Temporary file transfer: Titan server

User: Titan
Pswd: Titan

(case sensitive!)

On windows map a drive to :


On a Mac just select it from the Server window.

If using FileZilla or other ftp,

Please keep in mind that Park Till 5am gets wiped out automatically every morning at 5am, there are no backups!


ALTERNATIVE shared space

As of 8 Aug 2016 there is an alternative to Titan which on PCs can be a mapped drive that looks like this: Z:\Open_Share_Emptied_on_Sunday

Connect to \\\



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