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What Is Globus Online?

Globus Online allows researchers everywhere to have access to a fast, powerful file transfer service that’s easy to use. Simply submit a transfer request and walk away — no need to babysit your job or worry about coming back to a failed request. Globus Online manages file transfers for you: monitoring performance, retrying failures, auto-tuning, recovering from faults automatically when possible, and reporting status.

Setting Up Globus Online

For instructions on setting up Globus Online, view our Setting Up Globus Online wiki page.

Transferring Files to/from CRC

Note: The instructions below are for transferring files between your personal computer and the CRC systems. If you want to transfer files from the CRC systems to someone without a ND/CRC account (i.e. at another university), please see the Sharing Files section below.

After Globus Connect Personal has been installed on your system, you will be able to transfer files through the Globus Online interface. Login to Globus Online if you have not already. Once logged in, you should be on the Transfer Files interface. Example below:


Click on the Endpoint field where it says "Start here..." This will bring up a menu from which you can choose recent endpoints, bookmarks, and endpoints you have created. To transfer files from your own computer, select the "My Endpoints" tab. Here you will see the endpoint(s) you have created. Select the endpoint you created while setting up Globus Connect Personal. Make sure the Globus Connect Personal program is currently running on your system, otherwise there will be an error. Navigate to the other Endpoint field. Here you will enter the name of the CRC's Endpoint: ndcrc#dtn01. (Click Here for an example) If it is your first time connecting to the endpoint, you may be required to authenticate with your ND credentials.

Once successfully connected to the ndcrc#dtn01 Endpoint, a large list of directories will appear. Find your scratch365 directory, (must have scratch space to use Globus) which will be the folder with your user-name. Double-click it to see the contents, this is where transferred files will be stored on the CRC endpoint.

Both Endpoint windows display the files that are in the current path specified in the Path field. In order to transfer a file, navigate to the directory where you want to transfer your file to, then on the other Endpoint navigate to the directory of the file you want to transfer. Select the file by clicking on it, and click on the corresponding arrow in between the two Endpoints to transfer the file to the indicated Endpoint. If you want to check on the status of any transfers, click the "RECENT ACTIVITY" tab just above the right Endpoint.

You will be given a notification if your transfer was submitted successfully. You will then receive an e-mail once the transfer is complete, which will indicate whether the transfer was successful or not.

Note: At this time, Globus Online has no intention of supporting AFS authentication. So, in order to transfer files using Globus Online, you are REQUIRED to have /scratch365 space allocated to you at the CRC. To request a /scratch365 space, please e-mail If you need the files in your AFS directory, you can move them to your AFS space after the files have been transferred to your /scratch365 directory.

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Sharing Files

With GlobusPlus, users can now share large datasets (or large files) with anyone who has a free Globus Online account (even if they don't have a ND/CRC account). In order to share files with Globus users at other universities and institutions, you need to set up a new shared endpoint. If you haven't already, make sure you set up your own Globus Account as described above. Please note that this also requires having /scratch365 space. If you do not have /scratch365 space yet, please e-mail with your request.

Quick Guide

1. Authenticate with ndcrc#dtn01 (Click here for a more detailed description)

  • Click Transfer Files
  • Type ndcrc#dtn01 as your endpoint
  • Click authenticate and select University of Notre Dame on the next page
  • Authenticate with CAS

2. Create a Shared Endpoint (Click here for a more detailed description)

  • Click Manage Endpoints
  • Find ndcrc#dtn01 in the list, click the "Sharing" tab, then click "+ Add Shared Endpoint"
  • Enter your details. Important: Make sure to use "/scratch365/<your_netID>" as your source path!
  • Enter the user you want to share with and the path you want to share (keep the default "/" to share your entire endpoint directory)
  • Click Use Selections

3. Share a File (Click here for a more detailed description)

  • Click Transfer Files
  • Select your Endpoints
  • Select your file and use the arrows to send the file
  • You will be prompted with a message on success or failure
  • Check your activity using the "Activity" tab

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