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Boyd, Steven, 25 June 2015 12:33

MICE Shifter Guides

What to do when something happens on shift

Shifter information for various problems that may be encountered on shift

Shifter Instructions or What to Do on Shift

What to do on-shift : MICE Shifter Training

As part of your shift you should keep a record of people present, the main parameters of the
run and incidents that occurred during the run. A good example is shown in the

Guide to using the eLog for shift : Shifter_Elog_Guide.pdf

Note that in the example given in this guide, the shifters were explicitly asked to check the temperature differentials
in the conventional magnets every half hour.

How to launch and work with the Run Control

Using the Run Control GUI [2015]

Shifter checklist : How to start a run

Shifter checklist to start a MICE run

Where to find the CDB Viewer

The CDB Viewer can be found at

Shifter Target Training and what to do when....

The RATS daemon crashes
A BPS error is encountered

What if one of the MICE thin clients crashes?

Very rarely one the thin clients can crash like this

The current response to this is :

If the applications that had been running on the machine can just be opened elsewhere, then they should be, and an email
should be sent to the online expert (Paolo). If the process hasn't been released by the machine, and can't be run
in multiple instances (i.e. RunControl) then the SOC should be called, who will in turn probably call the online

What if an error from the DataMover is reported from Run Control

If an error is reported via Run Control then the shifters don't NEED to do anything - they can
carry on with the next run; all that will happen is that the data distribution will be delayed.

Make an eLog entry, then wait until a suitable time when DAQ is stopped (e.g a shift change) and run the manual
script. If it still doesn't work, eLog the error and escalate to (for now) Henry.

Instructions to run the datamover manually can be found in the latest version of the datamover instructions

Updated by Boyd, Steven about 9 years ago · 29 revisions