Transferring files

Uploading files to compute resources can be accomplished using command line tools such as SCP or Secure File Transfer tools such as FileZilla, Web Transfer tools such as Globus Online or Windows File Explorer.

Koko File Transfer in Windows:

Using Windows File Explorer

  • Open File Explorer
  • Navigate to \\ in the address bar
    • If prompted for user credentials enter your FAU NetID (such as “fau\<username>”)


  • Open your group share or personal folder to copy data to or from koko

Using Mac OS X Finder

  • In Finder, click Go and select ‘Connect to Server…’

  • Type in ‘smb://’ in the Server Address field. If you are on the Boca Campus’ WiFi network, please use smb:// instead.

  • Enter your FAU credentials with fau\<username> as the format for the Name field and click Connect to continue. FAU indicates the domain where your username resides.
    • Checking the “Remember this password in my keychain” box will save the username and password but you may have issues when you are required to change your password again.

  • Select the folder you wish to connect to and select OK. The folder with your username is your home directory. The folder labeled ‘groups’ is for users that have a group share on Koko.

Globus Online:

Globus Online enables you to move, sync, and share your data using just a web browser. We take care of time consuming, error prone IT tasks so you can focus on your research. FAU’s HPC home directories are accessible using the fauhpc:cloud endpoint. More information.

Filezilla Example:

  1. Start FileZilla, can be downloaded here.
  2. Enter s
  3. Enter your NetID
  4. Enter your Password
  5. Enter your password and click Quickconnect.
  6. Once connected drag and drop the files between the two panes.

Using OnDemand:

  • Go to Files>Home Directory

  • Click on a file  then click on Download.
  • For multiple files down, Shift + Click then click on Download.

  • Additionally, you can also drag and drop files to your file explorer.

  • Likewise, you can drag and drop a file from your file explorer to koko.

Transferring files via scp:

Using Mac/Linux/Powershell:

Transfer files from local to koko:

scp source destination:/file_location
Eg: scp home/user/Documents/testfile1.txt

Transfer a local directory to koko:

scp -r source destination:/file_location
Eg:  scp -r home/user/Documents/testfolder

Transfer files from koko to local :

scp source:/file_location destination:/file_location
Eg: scp /home/user/Documents/

Transfer a remote directory to local:

scp -r source:/file_location destination:/file_location
Eg: scp -r /home/user/Documents/


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