I’ve installed TLJH on a server with multiple drives; TLJH was installed on the system drive. How do I arrange things so that when a user logs in that any notebooks they create get saved on a different drive?
I hate to keep polluting this forum with hacky work-arounds, but since no one has responded…
Have you considered creating a Link between the two locations. For example, if TLJH is putting users into /var/tljh/users and you want them in /mnt/users:
ln -s /var/tljh/user /mnt/users Be sure to move any existing date to the new mount point and remove the /var/tljh/users directory first. If you are using Windows, something similar with
mklink may serve your purpose.
Thanks for your reply. It seems that TLJH installs new users in /home and each user directory is named with a jupyter- prefix; for example:
and if this user also has a separate account on (in my case) the Ubuntu server with the name pauln,
the /home directory would have two separate account folders:
/home/jupyter-pauln and /home/pauln
so it would be cool to be able to find out if there is a configuration file somewhere in TLJH that would allow me to change the default location of the jupyter-user directories. This could be problematic, as if
jupyter looks for the directories in /home, I might run into trouble.
I might try your suggestion and see what happens, as I am still just configuring the whole server and I am still the only user.
I ended up doing the following on my system76 server running Ubuntu 18.04:
- ssh into server and become super user.
- cd /home. (this is where TLJH places all user accounts)
- mv jupter-username to another disk on the server (I am trying to keep the system disk free of jupyter notebooks and data unrelated to running the server)
- create a symbolic link to the moved folder
- restart the jupyterhub service:
systemctl restart jupyterhub
This seems to work. I am left with symbolic links to each user account in /home, but I can live with that.
I have to do some security checks on this method to make sure all is ok, but at first glance, I do not see any problems!