File Transfer Guide

  • Download and install an ssh/sftp client. There are many choices, but I recommend FileZilla – you want the client, not the server.
  • Open your sftp client and connect to desired instrument computer.
  • The settings in various programs might be called different things, but the following is what you need:
    • Host or Host Name:
      • 300 – mercury300.chemistry.cos.ucf.edu
      • 400 – avance400.chemistry.cos.ucf.edu
      • 500 – vnmrs500.chemistry.cos.ucf.edu
    • Protocol: sftp or ssh; if you have to manually specify a port, it is port 22.
    • Username: your username on the instrument computer.
    • Password: your password.
  • When you log in it should automatically start you in your home folder. You data on the 400 is in the /NMR Data/ subfolder; on the 300 and 500 it is most likely in /vnmrsys/data/.
  • Now it is your basic file transfer window. One side is the local computer and the other is the instrument computer; move/copy as desired.
  • Notes:
    • It can be useful to hide all the various hidden and temporary files/folders. In FileZilla click View, Filename filters, check Useless Explorer files, Temporary and backup files, and Configuration files on both sides, click OK.
    • No more flash drives! Now that the computers are networked, flash drives are unnecessary and pose a needless security threat to the instruments.
    • If you lab/group has a networked data server for storing/backing up experimental data, let me know and I can setup an automatic nightly transfer.