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Data Transfer

Transferring data to/from GNomEx using command line FDT

Preparation

  1. Download the fdt.jar app from http://monalisa.cern.ch/FDT/
  2. Open port 54321 in all firewalls surrounding your computer (this may occur automatically upon transfer).
  3. If the FDT download/upload buttons aren't working properly, try a different browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Data downloads

  1. Navigate to your data in GNomEx
  2. Click on the 'Download files' link towards the top of the 'Files' tab.
  3. Within the download dialog box, drag the files you wish to download from the left side of the screen to the right side of the screen. By default, the files dragged to the right side of the screen are hidden, but you can click on the small triangle on the right side of the screen to expand the file structure.
  4. Click on the 'FDT Download' button and select 'Save File' from the save dialog box
  5. Open the saved .jnlp using a text editor. Avoid double clicking the file because it will likely initiate a java download to your desktop.
  6. Copy the line starting with 'java -jar path2YourLocalCopyOfFDT/fdt.jar' and paste in a moab/alta terminal session. You must replace the path2xxx variables. The first path2xxx variable is the location of the FDT.jar file you downloaded from step one. The location is /home/BioApps/fdt.jar on moab/alta. The second path2xxx variable is path to your desired save location.

Data uploads

  1. Navigate to your data in GNomEx
  2. Click on the 'FDT Upload files' link towards the top of the 'Files' tab.
  3. Click on the 'Start' button in the Upload Files dialog box and select 'Save File' from the save dialog box
  4. Open the saved .jnlp using a text editor. Avoid double clicking the file because it will likely initiate a java download to your desktop.
  5. Copy the line starting with 'java -jar path2YourLocalCopyOfFDT/fdt.jar' and paste in a moab/alta terminal session. You must replace the path2xxx variables. The first path2xxx variable is the location of the FDT.jar file you downloaded from step one. The location is /home/BioApps/fdt.jar on moab/alta. The second path2xxx variable is the path to the directory of files you wish to upload.

Transferring data to/from Moab/Alta using FileZilla

 Preparation

Data uploads

  1. Open FileZilla
  2. Fill in your credentials:
    • Host: hci-moab@hci.utah.edu OR hci-alta@hci.utah.edu
    • Username: Login you use when accessing moab/alta
    • Password: Password you use when accessing moab/alta
    • Port: 22
  3. Click on the Quickconnect button to connect to the server.
  4. The left side of the screen shows the file structure of your computer. Navigate to the directory containing the files you want to upload.
  5. The right side of the screen shows the file structure of moab/alta. Navigate to the directory where you want to upload your files.
  6. Select the files you want to upload on the left side of the screen. Right-click on the files and select 'Upload'.
  7. The status of the upload will be displayed at the bottom of fileZilla. When the files are finshed uploading, there will be nothing in the bottom window.
  8. Check the right side of the screen to make sure the files you uploaded are listed, if they aren't, check the top window of FileZilla for error messages. The most common error is a 'permission error'. This is occurs if you try to upload a file into a directory where you don't have write permissions.
  9. Once the files transferred successfully, you can close FileZilla

Data downloads

  1. Open FileZilla
  2. Fill in your credentials:
    • Host: hci-moab@hci.utah.edu OR hci-alta@hci.utah.edu
    • Username: Login you use when accessing moab/alta
    • Password: Password you use when accessing moab/alta
    • Port: 22
  3. Click on the Quickconnect button to connect to the server.
  4. The left side of the screen shows the file structure of your computer. Navigate to the directory where you want to download your files.
  5. The right side of the screen shows the file structure of moab/alta. Navigate to the directory containing the files you want to download.
  6. Select the files you want to download on the right side of the screen. Right-click on the files and select 'Download'.
  7. The status of the download will be displayed at the bottom of fileZilla. When the files are finished downloading, there will be nothing in the bottom window.
  8. Check the left side of the screen to make sure the files you downloaded are listed, if they aren't, check the top window of FileZilla for error messages.
  9. Once the files transferred successfully, you can close FileZilla