File Transfers Between Endpoints

To transfer files between HCC clusters, you will first need to activate the two endpoints you would like to use (the available endpoints are: hcc#crane hcc#swan, and hcc#attic).  Once that has been completed, follow the steps below to begin transferring files.  (Note: You can also transfer files between an HCC endpoint and any other Globus endpoint for which you have authorized access.  That may include a personal endpoint, a shared endpoint, or an endpoint on another computing resource or cluster.  Once the endpoints have been activated, the file transfer process is generally the same regardless of the type of endpoints you use.  For demonstration purposes we use two HCC endpoints.)

  1. Once both endpoints for the desired file transfer have been activated, sign in to your Globus account (if you are not already) and select “Transfer or Sync to..” from the right sidebar. If you have a small screen, you may have to click the menu icon first.

  2. Enter the names of the two endpoints you would like to use, or select from the drop-down menus (for example, hcc#attic and hcc#crane).  Enter the directory paths for both the source and destination (the ‘from’ and ‘to’ paths on the respective endpoints). Press ‘Enter’ to view files under these directories.  Select the files or directories you would like to transfer (press shift or control to make multiple selections) and click the blue highlighted arrow to start the transfer.

  3. Globus will display a message when your transfer has completed (or in the unlikely event that it was unsuccessful), and you will also receive an email. Select the ‘refresh’ icon to see your file in the destination folder.