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20030131: McIDAS data (fwd)



>From: William C Klein <address@hidden>
>Organization: Valparaiso
>Keywords: 200301311637.h0VGbP624300 McIDAS

Bill,

>Is there a way to check on these items without booting up a workstation to
>get int McIDAS?

I logged onto aeolus to see what was up.  The problem I found was that the
MD files for the current day's data were actually ones from the 11th
of January.  It appears that what happened is that your McIDAS data
scouring stopped when the McIDAS programs became unexecutable (reference
previous email messages).  This left data files on disk with the names
of the ones that would be used for current data.  Since the McIDAS
decoders will write to the end of an existing MD file when it exists,
your newly decoded data was being written to the end of the files that
were full of old data.  Since the MD files have a fixed size beyond which
they can not grow, the newly decoded data was being thrown on the floor.

Given that the the files that were not being updated were for today,
Jan 31, the set of MD files that were full was: MDXX0001, MDXX0021,
MDXX0031, MDXX0041, MDXX0051, MDXX0061, MDXX0071, MDXX0081, MDXX0091.
The solution for your problem was to stop the LDM, delete these files,
and then restart the LDM:

<as 'ldm'>
ldmadmin stop

<login as 'mcidas'>
cd workdata
mdu.k DEL 1
mdu.k DEL 11
mdu.k DEL 21
mdu.k DEL 31
mdu.k DEL 41
mdu.k DEL 51
mdu.k DEL 61
mdu.k DEL 71
mdu.k DEL 81
mdu.k DEL 91

<back as 'ldm'>
ldmadmin start

After doing this, I now see current data in the MDXX00x1 files.  Of course,
all of the data that was received before doing the above is lost.

All of this reinforces the need to scour McIDAS MD files before they get
to be 10 days old.

Tom

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>To: William C Klein <address@hidden>
>Cc: Wenxian Lu <address@hidden>,
>     Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz <address@hidden>
>Subject: Re: McIdas data
>
>Bill,
>
>I have run the program McIDAS, which can still not plot the any surface
>and upper air maps. It only shows the current date for the map but no
>image in the frame. I looked at the terminal and found that it always
>shows a message: No data found matching search conditions. However, we
>can access the satellite data without problems. Could you please check
>again?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Wen
>
>
>On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, William C Klein wrote:
>
>> Wen,
>>
>> McIDAS should now be ingesting as well as decoding data.  That should go
>> for GEMPAK as well.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Bill
>>
>> On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Wenxian Lu wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > Bill,
>> >
>> > No, I am sorry I didn't send to helpdesk. I will do it right now.
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Wen
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, William C Klein wrote:
>> >
>> > > Wen,
>> > >
>> > > Is there a heat request for this?  I'm not seeing any new tickets for
>> > > McIDAS issues.
>> > >
>> > > I'll start to investigate, but always put tickets in to the Helpdesk.
>> > >
>> > > Thank you,
>> > > Bill
>> > > On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Wenxian Lu wrote:
>> > >
>> > > >
>> > > > Teresa,
>> > > >
>> > > > I have checked the Mcidas. It was true that we couldn't plot any
>> > > > surface, upper air, model maps. Also, I had a look at the data
>> > > > area /var/data, where they are only Gempak's.
>> > > > Bill, could you please check if the mcidas is networked? It seems
>> > > > we don't have data to access.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks,
>> > > >
>> > > > Wen
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Teresa M. Bals-Elsholz wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > > Hi Wen,
>> > > > >
>> > > > > On Thursday can you please check the status of the McIdas
>> > > > > data? I tried to use McIdas to plot some data today, but
>> > > > > couldn't get any surface, upper air or model data to plot.
>> > > > > I did get a satellite picture.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > Thanks!!
>> > > > >
>> > > > > Teresa
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > > ---------------------
>> > > William C. Klein
>> > > Webmaster
>> > > Valparaiso University
>> > > ---------------------
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>>
>> ---------------------
>> William C. Klein
>> Webmaster
>> Valparaiso University
>> ---------------------
>>
>>
>
>



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