Transferring GLADE files to Google Drive or DropBox

The NCAR Data Sharing Service is one of several ways that researchers can share data with colleagues. Researchers who have GLADE access can also use Google Drive or DropBox to share small numbers of smaller files.

Users can copy data from GLADE and then share them with others via Google Drive, which supports files up to 10 GB, or through services such as DropBox and Amazon Web Services. (UCAR users’ default Google Apps quota is 30 GB, shared between Gmail and Google Drive.)

You can copy GLADE files to your local machine and then upload them to Google Drive. If you have the Google Drive client installed on your local machine, however, you can move files directly from GLADE to Google Drive more easily by avoiding the need to upload them as a separate step.

Follow these steps to share data using Google Drive:

  1. Download and install Google Drive.
  2. Download and install Globus Connect Personal and make your local computer a Globus endpoint.
  3. Use Globus to transfer your data from an NCAR endpoint (ncar#gridftp, for example) to your local computer’s Globus endpoint and the path to your local Google Drive folder.
  4. Configure the files for sharing within Google Drive.

DropBox users who have installed the DropBox client on their local machines can move files directly to DropBox in the same way, then configure them for sharing.

Globus transfers directly to Amazon S3 endpoints are in beta release.

Visit the Globus site for more information.

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