Data transfer with FileZilla#
FileZilla is an easy-to-use freely available ftp-style program to transfer files to and from your account on the clusters.
You can also put FileZilla with your private key on a USB stick to access your files from any internet-connected PC.
Configuration of FileZilla to connect to a login node#
Pageant should be running and your private key should be loaded first (more info in our “Using Pageant” page).
Open the Site Manager using the ‘File’ menu;
Create a new site by clicking the New Site button;
In the tab marked General, enter the following values (all other fields remain blank):
Host: fill in the hostname of the VSC login node of your home institution. You can find this information in the overview of available hardware on this site.
Servertype: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
User: your own VSC user ID, e.g., vsc98765;
Optionally, rename this setting to your liking by pressing the ‘Rename’ button;
Press ‘Connect’ and enter your passphrase when requested.
Note that recent versions of FileZilla have a screen in the settings to manage private keys. The path to the private key must be provided in options (Edit Tab -> options -> connection -> SFTP):
After that you should be able to connect after being asked for passphrase. As an alternative you can choose to use putty pageant.