Managing Data & Files

Posted on: August 3, 2018

Data Transferring

Data transfers can be initiated via Globus Online’s GridFTP data transfer utility as well as SSH based tools: scp (Secure Copy) and sftp (Secure FTP).

Copy Data Using SSH Tools

For initiating data transfers from virtual ROGER, the SSH based tools sftp (Secure File Transfer Protocol) or scp (Secure Copy) can be used.

A variety of SSH based clients are available for initiating transfers from your local system. There are two types of SSH clients, clients that support both remote login access and data transfers and clients that support data transfers only.


SSH Client
Remote Login
Data Transfer
Installs On
MobaXterm» is an enhanced terminal with an X server and a set of Unix commands (GNU/Cygwin) packaged in application. Yes Yes Windows
SSH Secure Shell» allows you to securely login to remote host computers, to execute commands safely on a remote computer, and to provide secure encrypted and authenticated communications between two hosts in an untrusted network. Yes Yes Windows
Tunnelier» is a flexible SSH client which includes terminal emulation, graphical as well as command-line SFTP support, an FTP-to-SFTP bridge, additional tunneling features including dynamic port forwarding through integrated proxy. Yes Yes Windows
PuTTY» is an open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. Yes Yes* Windows
Mac OS
FileZilla» is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface. No Yes Windows
Mac OS
WinSCP» is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality. No Yes Windows
FireFTP» is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP/SFTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP/SFTP servers. No Yes Firefox(Add-On)

Note on PuTTY:
PuTTY’s scp and sftp data transfer functionality is implemented via Command Line Interface (CLI) by default.

Copy Data Using Globus Online & GridFTP

Globus Online is a free tool for transferring large amounts of data between different computers/resources (termed ENDPOINTS) in a safe and efficient manner, and is enabled by the cloud. Globus Online manages the data transfer operation for the user: monitoring performance, retrying failures, auto-tuning and recovering from faults automatically where possible, and reporting status of the transfer, as well as sending an email once it has completed.

No off-site backups for disaster recovery are provided for any storage. Please make sure to do your own backups of any important data from ROGER to permanent storage as often as necessary.

Additional Resources

Step by Step Guide for PuTTY

Globus: How it works » Quick & basic introduction to the software and how it operates.

Globus Support Online » Includes links to documentation, FAQ’s, and their contact information.