Mac OS X
Mac OS X does not provide any way to access the Data Depot snapshots directly. To access the snapshots there are two options: browse the snapshots by hand through a network drive mount or use an automated command-line based tool.
To browse the snapshots by hand, follow the directions outlined in the Manual Browsing section.
To use the automated command-line tool, log into an ITaP Research Computing cluster or into the host data.rcac.purdue.edu (which is available to all Data Depot users) and use the flost tool. On Mac OS X you can use the built-in SSH terminal application to connect.
- Open the Applications folder from Finder.
- Navigate to the Utilities folder.
- Double click the Terminal application to open it.
- Type the following command when the terminal opens.
Replace myusername with your Purdue career account username and provide your password when prompted.
$ ssh email@example.com
Once logged in use the flost tool as described above. The tool will guide you through the process and show you the commands necessary to retrieve your lost file.