File Transfers to and from Condor


Files can be transferred between your PC/laptop and Condor in a number of ways. GUI programs (such as WinSCP on Windows) or command-line programs (such as rsync on Mac/Linux) can be used. The sections in the menu on the left show our recommended / preferred method for each platform.


It is possible to transfer files to and from your home file store. You home area is your private folder on the submitter node. It is also the same as the home folder on the CSF and iCSF (if you happen to have access to those systems.) All transfers will go via the submitter login node.

On Campus

You must be on-campus when transferring to or from Condor. This means using a wired office / cluster PC or being on the Eduroam / UoM WiFI network. If you are signed in to the GlobalProtect VPN (e.g., to read your email) then this will also work.

Off Campus

When off-campus you should run the GlobalProtect VPN software on your PC/laptop to appear on-campus. You will then be able to log in to Condor.

If you are unable to use GlobalProtect then please see our RDS-SSH service for an alternative.

Please note: Research IT cannot provide support for the GlobalProtect VPN. Please contact the main IT Services Helpdesk for assistance.

File Transfer Apps

If you have another file transfer program you like to use that we have not documented (see the sections in the menu on the left), you should still be able to use it using the following details:

  • It must support secure file transfer using ssh. FileZilla, for example, can do this.
  • You should connect to on port 22
  • Use your central IT username and password when asked to log in to Condor

We cannot provide support for all file-transfer programs but please see the examples in this section for more information.

Last modified on October 22, 2019 at 4:42 pm by George Leaver