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    AFS File Backups


    Regular backups are made of the public Linux systems of Academic Computing, which include the AFS file servers and all of the central systems.

    These backups are designed to protect against hardware failures and short-term emergencies only. They are not permanent archives. If you need to restore lost files, you should seek help promptly while the backups are still available. Backup tapes are overwritten once they expire. The backup scheme used for the AFS file servers and local disks are slightly different. Most user files are stored in AFS.

    OpenAFS Client for Windows


    The OpenAFS client for Windows works on all versions of Windows from XP through Windows 8.x. On this page we provide a download link and instructions for the most recent version that Research Computing has tested. has the official documentation and possibly newer versions of the software.

    • Installing the client
    • Basic usage
    • Uninstalling the client

    Installing the OpenAFS Client for Windows

    OpenAFS Client for Linux


    The OpenAFS client can be installed on any Linux distribution but the details of how to do so vary. You will need root permission and usually some familiarity with a command line. The process is complicated by the necessity for a kernel module that must match the kernel you are running.

    Debuggers on Research Computing's Linux systems


    In general, you should use either the debugger that is supplied with each type of compiler or a general purpose debugger like TotalView. The table below provides the compilers and their associated debuggers for the compilers installed on Research Computing Linux computers.

    Tuning the AFS client for Macintosh


    Below are optional configuration and tuning steps for the OpenAFS Macintosh client.

    Tuning the AFS Client

    Connect To A Linux Server


    How Do I Connect from My Windows Machine to a Linux Server?

    You can connect from a Windows computer to a Linux machine in one of two ways, depending on what you want to accomplish, what services are available on the remote host, and whether you require graphics to be displayed. You can use a text-only connection (also referred to as a command line, or terminal interface) or a graphical (X-windows) connection.

    1. Command Line Connection



    A system-wide site license for the Qualtrics online survey software tool is available to all students, faculty and staff at Dartmouth. Qualtrics is integrated with Dartmouth’s NetID authentication system (single sign-on) but also allows the sharing of surveys with non-Dartmouth collaborators.

    To create a Qualtrics survey, go to and log-in with your NetID and password. Qualtrics is supported on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

    Key features include:

    Changing Your AFS Password


    You can change your password from any system that has the Kerberos tools or AFS client installed. The easiest way for Linux users is to login to Polaris, Andes or Discovery and use the command rcpasswd. Here is an example of what that will look like.

    legacy accounts:

    NOTE: Input is NOT VISIBLE
    Changing password for 'username' in cell ''.
    Old password:                       (nothing echoes)
    New password (RETURN to abort):     (nothing echoes)

    or, recent accounts in RSTOR Kerberos system:

    Install JMP or JMP Pro on Mac


    The most current version of JMP is 13.

    1. Download the software installers and license file needed for JMP.

    Install JMP or JMP Pro on Windows


    Annual license installers for Windows contain the files needed to run in 32-bit mode and in 64-bit mode. On 32-bit PCs, the installer will only install 32-bit files. On 64-bit PCs, you will be prompted to install either 32-bit or 64-bit files.

    The 13_0 in the steps below is the version number, which will change in future releases.


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