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Transferring Files

Using SSH/SCP

Why use SSH/SCP/SFTP for file transfer?

scp and sftp both run over ssh and are thus encrypted. There are implementations available for all common operating systems including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

Important Usage Notes

  • You may not use FSL storage for personal use. We are not a personal or department backup storage solution.

Windows

  • GUI:
    • Download and install WinSCP.
      • Host: ssh.fsl.byu.edu
      • Enter your username and password.
    • Bitvise Tunnelier is a good alternative.
  • Command Line:
    • None

Linux

  • GUI:
    • Start Nautilus
    • Press Ctrl+L to see the location bar
    • Enter sftp://yourusername@ssh.fsl.byu.edu
  • Command Line:
    • Start Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal)
    • To copy files from your computer to the supercomputers
      • Type scp local_filename yourusername@ssh.fsl.byu.edu:/fslhome/yourusername/
    • To copy files from to the supercomputers to your computer
      • Type scp yourusername@ssh.fsl.byu.edu:/fslhome/yourusername/remote_filename .

Max OS X

  • Command Line:
    • Start Terminal (Applications->Utilities->Terminal)
    • To copy files from your computer to the supercomputers
      • Type scp local_filename yourusername@ssh.fsl.byu.edu:/fslhome/yourusername/
    • To copy files from the supercomputers to your computer
      • Type scp yourusername@ssh.fsl.byu.edu:/fslhome/yourusername/remote_filename .
  • GUI:

More SCP Examples

More examples can be found here.

Samba/CIFS/SMB

CIFS/SMB used to be supported through the Samba service; the Samba service has been discontinued and removed in favor of ssh/scp/sftp.

Methods of mounting file systems (e.g. "mapping a drive letter" in Windows) over ssh exist in all major operating systems. Please open a support ticket and specify your operating system if you would like to do this and need help.