There are different ways in which to transfer data to and from research computing facilities. The appropriate choice will depend on the size of your data, your need to secure it and also who you wish to share it with.
To copy the data to or from a location for yourself (or a collaborator who has a Research Computing account):
- Using SCP or SFTP - See: Copying Data Using SCP or SFTP
- Using rsync - see: rsync
- Within Harvard or when connected over the VPN you can mount your file system on your desktop or laptop to copy data securely. (slower)
- We can publish your data on a web server which uses your (and your collaborator's) research computing credentials to give you access. (slower)
When sending data to a collaborator without an account on research computing systems:
- For files (or folders) under 20GB in size that need to be sent to individuals please use the Accellion secure file transfer.
- For unsecured publishing of data on the web contact email@example.com. We can make your data available (readable to the world) over a URL. Not recommended for very large data sets. If you wish to use this option and the amount of data is greater than 50GB, please let us know up front.
- For large amounts of data you may request research computing to receive or ship USB drives to transfer your data externally.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your needs fall outside these directions.
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