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 +====== Automount ======
 +Automount is the system that automatically mounts and unmounts network disks when the user requests access.
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 +===== Important disks =====
 +Starting with Fedora 20 (2014), the most important disks ''/​home'',​ ''/​strw0''​ and ''/​software'',​ ar no longer hard-mounted,​ but configured through a special type of automount (through systemd, for those who like to know the details). Most of this is transparent to users. Just don't despair if you don't see ''/​software''​ mounted on your computer, it will be available as soon as you need something from it.
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 +===== Data disks =====
 +All data disks of desktops and compute nodes are available under ''/​net'':​ if machine ''​eendracht''​ has a local disk called ''/​data1'',​ this can be accessed from other systems as ''/​net/​eendracht/​data1''​.
 +Note that ''/​net/​machinename''​ will give a listing of disks on this machine, but ''/​net''​ will not contain a listing of all available computers.
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 +===== Named disks =====
 +Named disks are available onder ''/​disks''​ . 
 +Disk names are usually related to the research groups, e.g. ''/​cosmos*''​ for the cosmology group.
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 +There are some tools to make work with all of those disks somewhat easier:
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 +  * **disks**: This gives an overview of all available disks, or all disks matching a pattern, e.g. ''​disks chem''​ to get a list of the ''/​disks/​chem*''​ disks and the machines that serve them, or use e.g. ''​disks schie''​ to get a list of the disks on workstation schie.
 +  * **df**: The standard Unix command df has been modified to know about disk groups, so you can type e.g. ''​df cosmos''​ to get a report on disk space on all of the disks of the cosmology group. ​
  
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