Data Transfer

Data transfer to and from MPCDF is core use-case were we offer a range of solutions depending on the exact nature of the data transfer task.

To support data transfer in general, several tools and services are provided by MPCDF. A general overview of data transfer tools at MPCDF and tip on their usage can be found here.

The services are probably best broken down by the use-case (and data size) but some overlap exists, meaning some services can be used to cover the same use-case as others.

The tools and tips page gives more information about how to use these services and the use-cases. Here we'll list the services with a brief description of the use-case. Please follow the links to each service to find more info.

  1. DataShare - dropbox like service for sharing data with colleagues and external collaborators (anonymous functionality available). DataShare is a very nice and intuitive service which allows users to share files and datasets into the GB range.
  2. DataHub - Globus Online based service for reliable large scale data transfers (ranging into the 10s of TBs). Globus online provides a web portal where users can schedule data transfers between different endpoints (or user-clients), it's fast, reliable and very solid.
  3. Anonymous FTP - An anonymous FTP server exists for sharing data with external collaborators. The server is mainly seen as a legacy service and future use-cases should aim to use the DataShare service if possible.This service will be disabled finally on 2020-06-30.

The above descriptions provide basic information on the services supported, for more info about these and for other tools please see the Tools and Tips page.

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