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Background

Use Globus for transferring data to and from OSG Connect and its storage service Stash.  For data to be used on the OSG, move the data into your storage area on Stash. From the OSG Connect login host, login.osgconnect.net, this appears as: /stash/user/your-username.

Transfer data between existing servers

  • From the portal.osgconnect.net web site, click the Transfer -> Start Transfer menu.

  • On one side, enter osgconnect#stash into the endpoint field, and press "Return" or the "Go" button.  

  • On the other side, enter the other endpoint from which you want to transfer data.

  • Browse the files and folders on the two endpoints to configure you transfer.

  • Optionally modify the advanced options below the two file browser panes.

  • Click on one of the arrows at the top to submit the transfer request: Go to the View Transfer window to see your transfer progress.  Click on the progress bar to drill in on transfer details.

Transferring between your laptop and OSG Connect Stash

To add your own laptop as an endpoint, so that you can transfer data to/from stash, you need to install Globus Connect, by clicking on the "Get Globus Connect" in the upper right corner of the Start Transfer page. More detailed instructions for installing Globus Connect can be found here: https://www.globusonline.org/globus_connect/.

 

For servers

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To add your own server as an endpoint, so that any user on that server can transfer data to/from stash, you need to install Globus Connect Multiuser. Detailed instructions can be found here: https://www.globusonline.org/gcmu/

Using the Globus Online Command Line Interface

You can also use the Globus Online CLI via ssh <your-user-name>@cli.globusonline.org. More instructions on using the Globus Online CLI are here: https://www.globusonline.org/usingcli/.  

Using the Globus CLI from login.osgconnect.net

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When logging into login.osgconnect.net, if you use the ssh -A flag, then you will be able to login from login.osgconnect.net to cli.globusonline.org.  This would be useful to run transfer scripts on login.osgconnect.net. Check the Globus command line interface from your terminal.

Now check the available end points

To activate the end points

To copy a file from osgconnect#stash to username#desktop

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