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ste616 [Table]
lbaops:observingnotes [2018/09/05 16:25] (current)
chrisphillips [Recording]
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 The DAS is controlled by a gui. Log onto the machine running the DAS control and run The DAS is controlled by a gui. Log onto the machine running the DAS control and run
  
- > das1 & +  ​> das1 & 
- > das2 &+  > das2 &
  
 A gui is needed to control each DA individually. For each experiment determine which DAS profile is needed (the wiki guesses the profile, but this is not guaranteed to be correct). A gui is needed to control each DA individually. For each experiment determine which DAS profile is needed (the wiki guesses the profile, but this is not guaranteed to be correct).
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 Monitor ''​IF Level''​ status bar. The this should be roughly mid range. If it goes of of range the DAS gui will complain and the attenuation (or catie gain at ATCA) will need to be adjusted. Monitor ''​IF Level''​ status bar. The this should be roughly mid range. If it goes of of range the DAS gui will complain and the attenuation (or catie gain at ATCA) will need to be adjusted.
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 +**//​Note//​**:​ If the control buttons are greyed out, it might be that a lock file still exists (either the DAS crashed without removing this, or another DAS process is still running). If you are sure there is not anyther DAS process running, remove the lock file by hand.
  
 =====  LBADR ===== =====  LBADR =====
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 There is no need to shutdown the host PC to change Xraid disks. The following steps are needed to swap disks There is no need to shutdown the host PC to change Xraid disks. The following steps are needed to swap disks
-  *  Check if any of the xraid disks are currently mounted, and if so unmount them.\\ +  *  Check if any of the xraid disks are currently mounted, and if so unmount them. 
-''​> df | grep xraid''​\\ + 
-''​> umount /​data/​xraid0'' ​(for example, do all mounted disks)+  ​> df | grep xraid 
 +  > umount /​data/​xraid0 
 +(for example, do all mounted disks)
  
   *  Shut down the Xraid chassis, either use the RAID Tools GUI or hold the power button down at the back of the chassis for about 10 seconds (until it starts flashing).   *  Shut down the Xraid chassis, either use the RAID Tools GUI or hold the power button down at the back of the chassis for about 10 seconds (until it starts flashing).
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   *  Power the chassis on again, either using the control GUI or pressing the power button on the rear. Power on takes a few minutes. Check a green light comes on on each disk. A red or orange light means disk failure.   *  Power the chassis on again, either using the control GUI or pressing the power button on the rear. Power on takes a few minutes. Check a green light comes on on each disk. A red or orange light means disk failure.
  
-  *  Mount the disks (see the troubleshooting guide if this does not work)\\ +  *  Mount the disks (see the troubleshooting guide if this does not work) 
-'' ​> mount /​data/​xraid0'' ​etc+ 
 +  ​> mount /​data/​xraid0 ​   
 + etc 
 + 
 +  *  Check the disk ID is updated in cdisko. If not run
  
-  ​*  Check the disk ID is updated in cdisko. If not run\\ +  > /​etc/​init.d/​recorder_server restart
-'' ​> /​etc/​init.d/​recorder_server restart''​+
  
 ====  Recording ==== ====  Recording ====
  
-Recording is make by a program called ''​vsib_record''​ on the LBADR, which is controlled by a Tk gui ''​cdisko''​. Ssh as vlbi onto the LBADR recorder and run:+Recording is make by a program called ''​vsib_record''​ on the LBADR, which is controlled by a Tk gui ''​cdisko2''​. Ssh as vlbi onto the LBADR recorder and run:
  
- cdisko+  ​cdisko2
  
 Fill in the following fields, based on the notes on the experiment wiki: Fill in the following fields, based on the notes on the experiment wiki:
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   *  Experiment, Bandwidth, Channel Selection, Duration.   *  Experiment, Bandwidth, Channel Selection, Duration.
  
-  *  Select the disk partition to record to. If required (ie you are setting up before the experiment starts), select the ''​Scheduled start''​ button, click "Now + 10s" then set the start time to the recording start time. If starting the recorder late, or when changing disk partition during an experiment **do not** use the scheduled start. ​+  *  Select the disk partition to record to. If required (ie you are setting up before the experiment starts), select the ''​Scheduled start''​ button, click "Now + 1m" then set the start time to the recording start time. If starting the recorder late, or when changing disk partition during an experiment **do not** use the scheduled start. ​
  
   *  Click ''​start''​ button   *  Click ''​start''​ button
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   *  Select the next (empty!) disk to record to   *  Select the next (empty!) disk to record to
   *  Click ''​Stop''​   *  Click ''​Stop''​
-  *  ​Immediately ​click ''​Start''​+  *  ​Wait till the state changes from recording to stopped then click ''​Start''​
  
  
 The cdisko manual is at http://​www-ra.phys.utas.edu.au/​~jstevens/​vsib/​vsib_control_31.html The cdisko manual is at http://​www-ra.phys.utas.edu.au/​~jstevens/​vsib/​vsib_control_31.html
  
-=====  ATNF Machines (9 July 2008) =====+=====  ATNF Machines (5 Sept 2018) =====
  
 |         | Default Recorder ​ | DAS control ​ | |         | Default Recorder ​ | DAS control ​ |
-| ATCA    |            cavsi1 | cavsi1 ​      | +| ATCA    | cavsi1 ​           | cavsi1 ​      | 
-| Mopra   ​| ​mpvsi2 ​           ​| ​mpvsi2 ​      |+| Mopra   ​| ​mpvsi1 ​           ​| ​mpvsi1 ​      |
 | Parkes ​ | pkvsi2 ​           | pkvsi1 ​      | | Parkes ​ | pkvsi2 ​           | pkvsi1 ​      |
  
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