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cDisko 4.0c User Manual
cDisko is a control and monitoring client for the LBA
recorder_server. The latest version 4 of this code is a complete rewrite to eliminate many of the bugs of the old cDisko, and to better support some new features of
The look of cDisko has changed a great deal. When running cDisko 4 you will see two windows appear, both of which are shown below.
http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_mainwindow.png“The main cDisko 4 window”
http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_defaultsettingswindow.png“The cDisko 4 default settings window”
The window with the title “cDisko 4.0c” is the main window, and is used to start and stop recordings, manage the available settings, shows the available disks and has a log window to show the results of cDisko and
recorder_server actions. The “Default Settings” window is used to set the parameters for a normal recording. If for any reason the “Default Settings” window gets closed, hit the “Default” button in the “Available Settings” frame in the main window to make it reappear.
This manual will now give a few examples of common LBA recording tasks to illustrate how to use cDisko.
recorder_serverchoose the most appropriate disk at record time, or choose “any local disk” to limit the choice to a disk directly attached to the recorder. If the only available disks are directly attached, “any available disk” will function identically to “any local disk”.
recorder_server. Any fields that were not configured by you (an empty text field or a non-selected dropdown box) will not be changed.
http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_recordingstatuswindow.png“The recording status window”
The main window will also now appear like:
http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_mainwindow_whilerecording.png“The main window appearance while recording”
http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_remotehostswindow.png“The remote host configuration window”
~/.disko_configfile will appear in the “Available Hosts” frame, along with an “Enable” button. If you want to specify another remote recorder to use, fill in its details in the “Specify New Host” frame and press the “Add to List” button. If the supplied information is sufficient, these fields will clear and the host will appear in the “Available Hosts” frame.
recorder_serverchoose the most appropriate remote disk to use.
recorder_servermake it easier to schedule these changes in advance and let the recorder do all the work for us.
http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_profilesettingswindow.png“A recorder profile settings window”
http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_experimentqueuewindow.png“The window showing the experiment queue”
http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_experimentqueuewindow_filled.png“The window showing the filled experiment queue”
http://www.narrabri.atnf.csiro.au/~ste616/images/cdisko4_recordingstatuswindow_threads.png“The recording status window showing more than one destination disk”