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Transfer of Data

Moving Data to/from ZIH Systems

There are at least three tools for exchanging data between your local workstation and ZIH systems: scp, rsync, and sftp. Please refer to the offline or online man pages of scp, rsync, and sftp for detailed information.

No matter what tool you prefer, it is crucial that the export nodes are used as preferred way to copy data to/from ZIH systems. Please follow the link to the documentation on export nodes for further reference and examples.

Moving Data Inside ZIH Systems: Datamover

The recommended way for data transfer inside ZIH Systems is the datamover. It is a special data transfer machine that provides the best transfer speed. To load, move, copy etc. files from one filesystem to another filesystem, you have to use commands prefixed with dt: dtcp, dtwget, dtmv, dtrm, dtrsync, dttar, dtls. These commands submit a job to the data transfer machines that execute the selected command. Please refer to the detailed documentation regarding the datamover.