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Data transfer between Rechnerhalle and your private computer

This article explains how to transfer data between your home-directory in the Rechnerhalle and your private computer. Depending on the operating system, various options are shown.

1. Unix/Linux/Mac OS X

1.1 Shell - Commands

To copy a file between those computers the program scp can be used.

  • Copy data: private computer → Rechnerhalle
    • copy a file into the ~/Pictures directory in the Rechnerhalle
      scp <file name> <Your_Login>@lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:~/Pictures
    • Copy a directory into the ~/Pictures directory in the Rechnerhalle
      scp -r <directory name> <Your_login>@lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:~/Pictures
  • Copy data: Rechnerhalle → private computer
    • Copy a file out of ~/Pictures directory in the Rechnerhalle
      scp <Your_Login>@lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:~/Pictures/<file name> .
    • Copy a directory out of the ~/Pictures directory in the Rechnerhalle
      scp -r <Your_Login>@lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:~/Pictures/<directory name> .
  • Another option for data transfer is the program rsync, which has some useful features, mainly for transferring big data.
    • the option -P is usefule during a connection abort. During a connection abort while downloading, the incomplete file is stored on the target computer. When repeating the copy command the download continues where it left of before.
    • in addition, the download process is shown in percent
    • Copy data: Private computer → Rechnerhalle
      • copa a file into the ~/Pictures directory in the Rechnerhalle
        rsync -P <file name> <Your_Login>@lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:~/Pictures
      • copy a directory into ~/Pictures directory in the Rechnerhalle
        rsync -r -P <directory name> <Your_login>@lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:~/Pictures
    • copy data: Private computer ← Rechnerhalle
      • copy a file out of the ~/Pictures directory in the Rechnerhalle
        rsync -P <Your_Login>@lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:~/Pictures/<filename> .
      • copy a directory out of the ~/Pictures directory in the Rechnerhalle
        rsync -r -P <Your_Login>@lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:~/Pictures/<directory name> .
  • the mentioned commands have a more extensive funcionality, for more information it is recomanded to read the manpages (Manual Pages) of the cmmands - you can read those with a man in front of the command name, e.g.:
    man rsync

1.2. Programs with grafical user interface

1.2.1. Cyberduck - Mac OS X

  • Start Cyberduck
  • Press the Open Connection - Icon in the top left corner
  • In the following window:
    • choose SFTP
    • Server =
      lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de
    • Username = Your in.tum-Login (e.g. like muster or musterma on the screenshot)
    • Password = the according password
  • Press Connect
cyberduckfstp2.png

  • Confirm the following dialogue with Allow and check the box at Always.
cyberduckAllow2.png

  • Then you can see your own home-directory in the Rechnerhalle.
cyberduckdateien.png
  • Now you can copy files and directories via drag & drop.

1.2.2. Gigolo - Ubuntu

Ubuntu-Version 16.04 LTS, which is also used on the computers into the Rechnerhalle.
  • navigate to Application → System and choose Gigolo. Press the icon with the two monitores.
gigoloverbinden2.png

  • Please type the following in the Connect to Server - Window:
    • Service type = SSH
    • Server =
      lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de
    • Port = 22
    • User Name = Your in.tum - Login
  • Press Connect .

  • Now, please enter your in.tum password.
gigolopasswort2.png

  • You should now see a window with the content of your root-directory. (/)
  • A short cut for this connection has been created on your desktop, which you can easily use next time to connect with the computer.
  • Your data is in this directory: sftp://musterma@lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/u/halle/musterma/home_at.
  • Now you can copy and paste your chosen file using the mouse.
- on lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de - File Manager 008neuuuu.jpg

  • You can access the SFTP file, using the application → System → Gigolo.
Gigolo 006mustermalxhalleneu.jpg


Creating HowTo we used Windows 10 x64.

1.2.3. WinSCP - Windows

winSCP portable

  • Install WinSCP (current version 5.7.3, status 20.11.2015)
  • Start the program
  • With WinSCP AnmeldungSitzung enter the following:
    • Computername =
      lxhalle.informatik.tu-muenchen.de
    • Port = 22
    • Username = Your in.tum - Login
    • Password = Password for your in.tum - Access
  • You can press save to save the settings for your profil, which you can use again
  • Press anmelden

winscpverbindungneu.jpg

  • Eventuelly you have to confirm the following with yes.
winscpsha.jpg

  • You should see the user interface with 2 windows side by side now.
  • The left window contains the files on your computer and the right one the files in your home directory in the Rechnerhalle.
  • Now you can copy file by drag & drop.
winscpdateienneu.jpg

  • A dialogue is shown, in which you have to confirm the target directory again.
  • Pressing choose you can change the target directory.
  • To copy the file press OK.
winscpdialogbestneu.jpg

-- Main.alinaya - 16 Apr 2018

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