File Transfer

File Transfer is intended for relatively small files. For larger files (e.g. > 100 MB) please use an asset.

File Transfer via Remote Access

Supported on Linux VMs

Upload a file to your deployed system (Method 1, preferred)
  1. Open a remote SSH session.
  2. CTL+ALT and SHIFT, this will open the remote session menu.
  3. Click the hard drive icon and browse to the file you wish to download onto your local computer.
  4. Click the Upload button
  5. Select the file from your local system

Note: File downloads are executed as using the SSH session owner's credentials. Using sudo or su after the initial connection has no bearing on the accessibility of certain files. The "workaround" is that users will have to sudo, then copy files to a place the original SSH user has access to before downloading.

Upload a file to your deployed system (Method 2)
  1. Open a remote SSH session.
  2. Drag and drop a file into the SSH session window.
  3. The file will be copied into the home directory of the user that initially logged in.
Download a file from your deployed system (Method 1, preferred)
  1. Open the remote SSH session.
  2. CTL+ALT and SHIFT, this will open the remote session menu.
  3. Click the hard drive icon and browse to the file you wish to download onto your local computer.
  4. Double click on the file.
  5. A download box will appear with a link when the file is ready to download
  6. Click the download link, and save the file to your local computer

File Transfer via Download

Supported on Linux and Windows VMs. Deployed systems generally have outbound internet access.

  1. Use Dropbox/Google Drive/DI2E repo/etc.
  2. Use a file transfer service (e.g. AMRDEC)
  3. Email file to yourself
  4. Create a Linux share server in your cloudspace; add the files using the File Transfer over Remote Access method; connect to file share from your Windows or Linux system

Data Transfer via clipboard

Small amounts of data can be transferred via the clipboard.

  1. Open the remote SSH, VNC or RDP session.
  2. CTL+ALT and SHIFT, this will open the remote session menu.
  3. Paste info into the clipboard window to send to the remote system.
  4. Or, copy info on the remote system and it will appear in the clipboard window.

Notice to Internet Explorer users when remotely downloading files from deployment runs:
Internet Explorer will automatically attempt to open some file types (i.e .txt, .jpg, etc). When downloading this from the remotely access host, you will need to change the file extension in order for it to be downloaded. Uploads are not impacted.