> > I try to save data to an FTP server but don't get any data on the server. Midas does not complain or message any error but also nothing gets saved. Does somebody have experience with this? I use the following settings for the ODB mlogger channel settings: Type: FTP, Filename: server.com, 21, user, pw, ., run%06d.mid, Format: MIDAS, Output: FILE. What would be the Output: FTP setting for? I tried this but it does not work at all.
> Hi, Ivo, good to hear from a midas user in these difficult times.
> We do not use FTP at TRIUMF, but Stefan asked us to keep FTP alive and working, so we should be able
> to get you going. I will try to find the FTP instructions for you, I am pretty sure I have them somewhere.
> In the mean time, I am very curious why you are using a FTP to record data, is it some kind
> of data appliance where simplest input for data is FTP? Using NFS does not work or is too hard?
> Also for example at CERN, we write data to Castor and EOS, for this mlogger writes data to local disk,
> then the lazylogger runs a script to move the data to Castor and EOS. The example lazylogger
> scripts for this are in the MIDAS "progs" directory. But maybe you do not have a local disk and this would
> not work for you.
> In other news, I hope to work on mlogger and lazylogger support for cloud storage (swift and s3 apis?),
> would that be useful as replacement for FTP?
Good Morning Konstantin
Thanks for the fast reply. Yes, it is, Midas is one of the things we can at least improve from home.
Our experiment is planned to measure (soon) at ILL. Now since we don't use the equipment/detector from the
beamline but our own, all the data from Midas is saved on the local drive. This is fine in the first instance
but then we also need proper backup. Since our experiment is quite small, the easiest solution I came up with
is to copy all of our data to the ILL storage which has enough space and is properly backed up. The ILL data
storage allows only SFTP connections, nothing else. Since Midas has the FTP feature, having a separate FTP
logger channel seemed the easiest way to go.
Thanks for your input, I will look into how to mount SFTP and then this would also be a solution.
Since ILL only provides access via SFTP and everything else is not existent or blocked (not even ssh is possible),
this is the only thing we can work with by now.