Transferring Data using Globus
Globus is a high-speed data transfer service. It is primarily used to transfer data between research institutions, but can also be used to transfer data between Beocat and a laptop or desktop. We suggest using Globus over other file transfer options if you are transferring large data sets. Globus also allows you to share data with those who do not have Beocat accounts.
Beocat has two Globus servers - one on the main campus network, and one directly connected to KanREN (essentially for our purposes, the university's Internet Service Provider). To understand which one you should be using an overview of how Beocat connects to the Internet is useful:
As you can see, if you are ON campus, it's faster to use the "DTN" endpoint, but if you are OFF campus, it is faster to use the "FIONA" endpoint. That being said, due to software differences, those two endpoints behave differently, and either CAN be used either on- or off-campus.
Using either endpoint
- Go to https://www.globus.org and click the "Log In" button in the upper-right corner.
- Under "Use your existing organizational login", find "Kansas State University" and click "Continue"
- You will be redirected to a K-State page where you can login with your eID credentials
- You will then be logged into the Globus File Manager.
- Click on "Endpoints"
- In the top box, search for "Beocat" (this is case insensitive)
- This is where the two endpoints diverge in how they work, and where we pick up from below.
Using the on-campus DTN endpoint
- Click on "Kansas State University Beocat". You will see a screen that gives some information about the Endpoint (which you will most likely ignore).
- On the right side of the screen, click on "Open in File Manager"
- You will now see your files in Beocat in the left window. From here, you can perform some basic operations, such as renaming or deleting a file, but you cannot upload or download files. (NOTE: If you click the 3-lined icon in the middle of the page as circled in red in the following image, the descriptions of the icons will pop-out):
- On the right side of the screen, click where it says "Transfer or sync to".
- Here you can select another research institution to which you have access, or you can click the link to "Install Globus Connect Personal", which will install software on your own computer.
- Once you install Globus Connect Personal,