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Handle your data


Several volumes of data storage are available on the IFB Core Cluster. Use it knowingly.

Usage Quota (default) Backup policy
/shared/home Home directory (personal data) 100GB False
/shared/projects Scientific and project (common data) 250GB False
/shared/bank Read-Only. Common banks (UniProt, RefSeq, ...)

If you need or plan to use more storage space, please contact us: community support website


⚠️ There is no backup for the main storage.


Some snapshots are available to protect against deletion by error but only one by day and for 5 days.


A project is a directory on the storage associated with users who can access it.

In order to have your folder and space on /shared/projects/<myproject\>, you have to request a new project on the IFB Core Cluster Account Manager:

You can have multiple projects (and it's recommended).

More information on The project concept at IFB Core


SSH protocol (or SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol) is the only protocol available. But, you can also use clients on the cluster to download your data (wget, curl, scp, rsync, wget, ftp, etc.).

You can get/put your data as described below.

Command line

On your workstation or on the cluster, you can use command line with your favorite client: scp, rsync, etc.

SFTP Graphic client

Use a graphic client like FileZilla on your workstation.

Or use your file manager directly if it's possible (SFTP support).


Use your file manager with SSHFS


Several editors and tools are available on the cluster:

  • vim
  • emacs
  • nano

Or graphical editors. Graphic tools need some configuration: see Export display.

  • xemacs
  • geany
  • gedit

Or use web interface:

Export display

  • Linux / Mac
    Simply use -Y option:

    ssh -Y <username>

  • Windows
    1. Install a X server (for example: VcXsrv Windows X Server)
    2. Launch the X server
    3. Activate X11 forwarding
    > Example with PuTTY
    X11 Forwarding with PuTTY

Once connected, you can launch your program with a graphical user interface.


Several possibilities to browse, manage and edit or view your data/scripts

  • Directly on the cluster with the command line

  • Get the data back on your workstation (see Transfer) and work locally.

  • Use SSHFS on your workstation (see above: SSHFS)