Filezilla Rsync

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For example, the Filezilla configuration would look like: To download files or folders, simply drag them from the right pane to the left pane. Rsync allows you to download your data without being prompted for a password by using SSH. This is especially useful if you want to set up automated data syncing. To install keys, first generate them. As they are seen as local directories almost anything working on local files works. Rsync is designed to compute file hashes remotely to compare files without transferring them, but doing that with virtual files transfers the files anyway. Unison and freefilesync normally work well but I met a problem when they want to rename a file thy uploaded, no problem downloading. Jan 28, 2005 The biggest challenge is to get FileZilla 3 compiled, after that understanding the code should be relatively easy, especially compared to FZ2. I'm not familiar with the rsync protocol, but the general way to add support for a new protocol is to derive a class from CControlSocket and implement the missing methods. I have not seen any Windows client with a GUI similar to FileZilla. We have the need to update large files on the server side, something rsync is perfectly suited to, but we need to do so on-demand, with each update being an urgent one-time thing, rather than wanting a scheduled sync, something FileZilla's FTP centric GUI is great at managing.

The recommended way to move your data on and off the cluster is by usingrsync.


Using RSYNC¶

Rsync is a fast and versatile file copying tool, it is most useful for itsdelta-transfer algorithm, which reduces the amount of data sent over thenetwork by sending only the differences between the source files and theexisting files in the destination.

Basic examples¶

The switches in use here are:

Dry run¶

Sometimes an rsync command line can get complicated, using -n or --dry-runwill allow you to test your command without actually affecting any data.

Example job¶

Large transfers should be run as a job e.g.

Using SCP¶

SCP (secure copy) can be used to copy individual files over ssh, althoughunlike rsync, resuming of file copying is not supported. If your connection isinterrupted, you will have to repeat the upload.

Using SFTP¶

SFTP (Secure File Transfer) can be used to interactively transfer files overssh.

Command line¶

Further commands are available via the help command or the man pages.

GUI - FileZilla¶

For a GUI on Windows, Mac OS or Linux we suggestFileZilla.

Adding a site connection¶

To connect to the cluster:

  • From the File menu open the Site Manager.
  • Click the New Site button and name the connection Apocrita.
  • In the Host box put
  • Set the Protocol to SFTP.
  • Set the Logon Type to Normal
  • Enter your Apocrita username in the User field e.g.: abc123.
  • Enter your Apocrita login password in the Password field.

Importing a private key into FileZilla¶

Your private key can be presented via the SSH agent, or you can import the keyinto FileZilla:

  • Click Edit, then Settings.
  • In the Connection section, click SFTP.
  • Click Add key file... to import an existing private key into FileZilla.
  • Browse to the relevant OpenSSH private key.
  • Select Yes when asked if you would like to convert it into a supported format.
  • Provide a filename for the converted key file e.g. filezilla-apocrita-key.ppk, then click Save to import it.

Finally, you can return to the Site Manager and click Connect on the Apocritasite you created.

FileZilla security

If you ask FileZilla to save passwords for you, it is recommended that youprotect passwords with a master password. This can be found under Edit->Settings -> Interface.

Adding bookmarks to commonly used folders¶

You can optionally set up bookmarks under the Apocrita site, to jump tospecific folders, such as scratch, or shared storage:

  • From the File menu open the Site Manager.
  • Select the Apocrita site.
  • Press the New Bookmark button.
  • Give the bookmark an appropriate name (e.g. YOURSHARE-NAME).
  • Enter the path to the desired folder in the Remote Directory box e.g. /data/YOURSHARE-NAME.

Selecting the bookmark and clicking Connect will open the folder.

Using Mobaxterm on Windows¶

Mobaxterm can use rsync or the gui to download/upload files.

Mobaxterm - RSYNC¶

Mobaxterm is bundled with a command-line rsync tool that functions identicallyto the one described above. Be sure to usefull paths as you may experience issues with mobaxterm incorrectly interpretingshortcuts.

Mobaxterm - GUI¶

Login to Apocrita as per Logging in. The leftsidebar should then display a list of files on the remote server.
Files can be downloaded by right clicking and selecting 'Download'.

Files can be uploaded by clicking the upload button at the top ofthe sidebar.

Alternatively files can be drag-and-dropped from file explorer.

Aspera - ASCP¶

Aspera's ascp is a high-speed file transfer application, commonly usedfor the download of genome data and other large datasets.

To load the ascp binary into your PATH, run command: module load aspera.

Transfer rate limit

By default, ascp will utilise all available bandwidth, and impactother cluster users. To avoid this, please set the max transferrate to 300Mbit/s by passing the -l 300M switch.

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2021-05-04 - FileZilla Client 3.54.0-rc1 released

Bugfixes and minor changes:

  • Refactored network activity handling, the activity indicators tooltips now display more accurate data
  • Updated SFTP components
  • Small performance improvement sorting very large directory listings
  • Fixed a crash changing numeric permissions value in chmod dialog

2021-03-23 - FileZilla Client 3.53.1 released

Bugfixes and minor changes:

  • Removed an error message on new installation where there is no sitemanager.xml yet
  • Fixed SOCKS5 proxy support

2021-03-15 - FileZilla Client 3.53.0 released

Bugfixes and minor changes:

  • HTTP: Handle servers sending early replies

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The user interface mentioned in the article will also be available for users of the free FileZilla.