The following describes how to allow Globus transfers between IU endpoints and an external hard drive. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions related to this post.
- You must be signed into Globus with your IU account or link your IU account to your primary ID. Other universities/organizations may impose restrictions on how you use Globus, so make sure that you’re using your IU Globus identity.
- You must have Globus Personal Connect installed and your computer an active endpoint.
- Connect your external hard drive to your computer. Make sure that it is visible in Finder (OSX) or File Explorer (Windows).
- Open Globus Personal Connect on your personal computer. You should see the Globus icon in your menu bar.
- Click on the icon in your menu bar and select ‘Preferences…’
- In preferences, select the ‘Access’ tab. Click the ‘+’ button at the bottom. Select your external hard drive from the Finder or File Explorer. You may have to grant Globus permission to your volume by hitting ‘Approve’ or ‘Allow’ when the option appears. After this step, you should see your external hard drive listed under ‘Accessible Directories and Files’. Make sure that you select the ‘Writable’ box for your external storage device.
- In the Globus Web App, navigate to ‘File Manager’. Select your desired IU endpoint (e.g. IURT-Slate for Slate or Slate-Project, IURT- Scholarly Data Archive for the SDA) from one panel and your computer’s endpoint from the other. Navigate to your desired folders by clicking on the folders in the list or by entering the full path in the path field. On a Mac, your hard drive will be located in /Volumes. On a PC, the drive letter may vary, so get the full path from File Explorer.
- Transfer your files as you would any other Globus transfer. Note, your computer or your external hard drive must not go to sleep during the transfer.