CCR users are often faced with the difficult prospect of transferring large amounts of data to CCR for processing and back to their lab or office for archival and backup purposes. We now have two services for transferring data that will allow users the ability to quickly transfer data using GlobusFTP and the data transfer node (DTN). Users can also copy data to UBBox (UB's cloud storage).
Globus is a fast, secure, and convenient way to transfer your large data files. Globus follows this "fire and forget" model where you can initiate a to and fro transfer from two different endpoints, forget about it and focus on your research until its done. To learn how to get started with Globus, please view the following articles:
The name of the data transfer server is: transfer.ccr.buffalo.edu
NOTE: Login to this server now requires the use of SSH keys. See this article for details on how to set this up
Option 1: SSH/SFTP
You can login and transfer files using SSH just as we detail in this article
Option 2: GridFTP
You can also using GridFTP for transferring files. This is recommended if you have especially large files or a large amount of files. Details for using GridFTP can be found in this article
Option 3: UBBox
Directions for using UBBox to transfer files to/from can be found in this article
The data transfer server is not to be used for compiling code or submitting jobs to the cluster. If you have modules sourced in your login files, you will get an error message when you login as modules are not supported on the data transfer server.