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Connecting to Research Data Services

The Research Data Services group (RDS) run a number of systems designed to help with data storage during and after a project. Several solutions for copying data between RDS and each of the central UCL research computing platforms are presented below. Sections of the example code surrounded by angle brackets (\<>) should be replaced by the information indicated (do not keep the angle brackets in).

Between Legion and RDS§

If you already have an account with Research Data Services, you can transfer data directly between Legion and Research Data Storage using the Secure Copy (scp) command.

From RDS to Legion§

If you are on a research data login node, you can transfer data to Legion’s Scratch area at the highest rate currently possible by running the command:

scp data_file.tgz login05.external.legion.ucl.ac.uk:~/Scratch/

Or from somewhere within Legion (including compute nodes in running jobs) running the command:

scp ssh.rd.ucl.ac.uk:~/data_file.tgz ~/Scratch/

From Legion to RDS§

From Legion, send data to your project space on RDS by running the command:

scp data_file.tgz ccaaxyz@ssh.rd.ucl.ac.uk:<path_to_project_space>

The RDS support pages provide more information:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/services/research-it/research-data/storage/access-guide