FDT

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FDT is a command line data transfer utility build by folks at CalTech and CERN for fast data transfer over the internet. See http://monalisa.cern.ch/FDT/ and Ramiro Voicu


To Upload Files to the B2B Web Server

  • Download the fdt.jar application
  • For one file transfer type on the cmd line -> java -jar path2YourLocal/fdt.jar -c b2b.hci.utah.edu -d /Data02/genopub/BulkUploads/YourName/ /path2YourLocal/file
  • For transferring a directory type on the cmd line -> java -jar path2YourLocal/fdt.jar -r -c b2b.hci.utah.edu -d /Data02/genopub/BulkUploads/YourName/ /path2YourLocal/dir/*
    • Files will be placed in /Data02/genopub/BulkUploads/YourName/


Tips

  • Compress your file(s) with gzip or zip before transferring!
  • If needed encrypt your file(s) before transferring.


Launching FDT UI

When you download or upload data using FDT, a separate application should launch.

Fdt browser launch.png Fdt gui.png

In cases where the FDT application does not launch automatically, first check to make sure you have Java installed on your computer. (Download Java runtime environment.)


If Java is installed and your browser still does not launch the FDT application automatically, your browser will just download a .jnlp file. By associating the .jnlp file with the Java Webstart Application, the FDT tool will launch correctly.


For Internet Explorer users, click on the 'Tools' menu, then the 'Internet Options' menu. Select the 'Programs' tab and click on the 'Set programs' button. Now associate the 'Java Webstart Application' with the .jnlp file extension.

Fdt ie jnlp.png


For Firefox users, click on the 'Tools' menu, then the 'Options' menu. Select the 'Applications' tab. Now associate the 'Java Webstart Application' with the .jnlp file content type.

Fdt firefox jnlp.png

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