Remote data access
We've established a server that synchronizes with the .fcs export folder of each of the LSRII computers. Copies of the export folder will be created each morning between 4-6 am. The LSRIIs can not be used during this time period, since an automated shutdown occurs at the completion of these scheduled connections.
The data accessible on the server will include only the files that exist in the export folder at 4 am that morning. When it is erased on the cytometer computer, it will likewise not exist on the server the following day. The server files are only copies however, so the LSRII computer itself will not be effected if files are inadvertently deleted on the server. Currently, this only provides access to .fcs files that have already been exported.
It is now also possible to complete your export of files at a hallway workstation on the 6th floor of TAC. This has the added benefit of reducing the amount of time needed at the LSRIIs. See the section on this hallway workstation for more details.
Here is how to connect to this server directly on your laptop. (A pdf with instructive graphics can be downloaded here).
Please note that if you are not on a Yale network, you will first need to connect via VPN to gain access. You can obtain Cisco VPN Anyconnect through the portal at software.yale.edu.
On Mac computers
1. In the Finder, choose Go>"Connect to Server."
2. Type in the following network address for the server in the Server Address field:
3. Before you click "Connect", press the "+" symbol to the right of the address. This will add the address to your list of favorites for easier linking later.
4. An additional dialog box will appear requesting your user name and password. Enter your Yale netID and Yale password. This substitutes for the usual Yale CAS login.
On PC computers
1. In the left hand navigation, click on "Computer"(Win 7,8) or "This PC" (Win 10). On the top navigation bar, select "Map network drive".
2. A dialog box will open. Choose "z" for the drive and enter the following into the folder address:
3. An additional dialog box will appear requesting your user name and password. Enter your Yale netID and Yale password. This substitutes for the usual Yale CAS login. Your netID must be entered as Yale\(your netID).