Which commands are used to transfer data between laboratories?

In interactive

For transfers in interactive, you can use the ssh commands (sftp and scp), which should be available on your machine (they are available on all the IDRIS machines). But, be careful : These commands are very costly in CPU time and in transfer time because of the coding done by ssh.

Therefore, we recommend that you use the bbftp command instead.

In batch

File transfers in a batch job can only be done if the scp and bbftp commands use an ssh authentification which does not require a password. Therefore, you should generate, beforehand, a pair of public/private ssh keys on the computing machine with an empty passphrase, then copy only your public key on your local machine. Please consult the procedure to follow to set up this ssh authentification.

We recommend that you do a test in interactive to see if the transfers are done correctly.