Downloading NMR data to a computer in your lab

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  1. Whatever application you are using, make sure the connection method is set to sftp not ftp since the NMR data stations will refuse connections which use ftp because it is less secure.
    They will also refuse connections from computers outside the RSC.

  2. Start the application. Connect to a computer from the table below...

    NMR was run on...connect to hostnameUsernameDirectory
    Top floor Avance 400ernstav400bb +data/your group name
    Middle floor Avance 400abragamav400bb +data/your group name
    Avance 600ramseyyour group name/opt/data/your group name/nmr #
    Avance 700rabi
    Avance 800bax
    MR400wavermercuryfids_mr400/your group name %
    Mercuryblochmercuryfids/your group name %

    +   The av400bb password is in part 2 of the Retrieving your spectrum section in the Av400 Guide folders in rooms 2.66 and 3.66.

    #   Data from the 600, 700 and new 800 can also be retrieved from the computer "waver" in the directories "Av600", "Av700" and "Av800" respectively. Log in as user "mercury".
    Topspin 3 is not picky about where you store your data, so if you elected to save it somewhere other than the directory given in the table above when you ran it, you will need to remember its location.

    %   If you still don't see your data, look inside the 00-OldFIDs subdirectory.

    *  This assumes you used the xfer command to transfer your data to bloch after saving it.


    The graphic on the left below shows the connection screen for Fetch (with the wrong hostname for mercury and MR400 data). The user has entered the name "fids_mr400" as the initial folder, but it is possible to leave this blank, and navigate to the folder of interest by double-clicking on displayed folders.


  4. Navigate to the directory (a.k.a folder) where your FIDs are stored. The navigation method will vary depending on the application you are using. In Fetch simply double-click on a directory in the list to enter it. In the graphic on the right above, a user has connected to bloch as user banwell, and entered the fids subdirectory (a.k..a. "banfids").

  5. In Fetch, click on the data set of interest, and click on Get to copy it to your computer. The method of retrieving data sets will differ for other applications, some of which use a drag and drop interface.

  6. Repeat the previous procedure for all data sets of interest, then exit from your application.

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