ovid.u.washington.edu

ovid.u.washington.edu is the central hub of web publishing for faculty, staff, departments, and courses at the University of Washington. In addition to being a file server and access point, users can also set up MySQL database servers on ovid. Ovid is a clustered environment.

Activating Ovid

An eligible user must activate Web Publishing services in order to create an account for their NetID on the server.

Activate Web Publishing

Ovid Hostnames

General Purpose and File Transfers

For all situations, you will want to use your per-user ovid designation as the server hostname when connecting:

your_netid.ovid.u.washington.edu

Replace your_netid with the account in question.

Example

Joe User with the NetID of 'joeuser' will want to use this hostname when connecting to ovid:

joeuser.ovid.u.washington.edu

Persistent Services and MySQL Servers

By default, your_netid.ovid.u.washington.edu is a round-robin host, this means that the particular ovid you are connected to may change the next time you connect using this hostname. In order to run persistent services, such as MySQL, you will need to set a per-user ovid for you to reference and use that will lock your_netid.ovid.u.washington.edu to a particular server, producing a consistent manner in which to connect. This per-user hostname is called localhome.

Localhome

To set a localhome, you will want to directly connect via SSH to one of the following systems:

  • ovid02.u.washington.edu 
  • ovid03.u.washington.edu

Once logged in, run the following command:

localhome

This will set that specific ovid to your per-user DNS, and will allow you to connect persistently to your_netid.ovid.u.washington.edu hostname.

Using Ovid

Transferring Files to and from Ovid

Moving Files using SFTP

Opening a remote terminal on Ovid

Connect using SSH

 

 

File Transfers

ovid.u.washington.edu

MySQL Servers

MySQL servers require that you set a specific server to act as your local ovid host.

If you have a localhome set

If you have set your localhome, use the following host:

your_netid.ovid.u.washington.edu

  • Replace "your_netid" with the NetID of the account you're trying to connect to.

If you don't have a localhome set

If you have not yet set up localhome for your NetID, choose from one of the servers listed below that is currently accepting new MySQL installs.

Server Options

ovid02.u.washington.edu Accepting new MySQL Installs
ovid03.u.washington.edu Accepting new MySQL Installs
ovid01.u.washington.edu Not Accepting new MySQL Installs
ovid21.u.washington.edu Not Accepting new MySQL Installs

Last modified: July 16, 2013