The NERSC FTP Upload service is designed for external collaborators to be able to send data to NERSC staff and users. It allows you to create a temporary FTP account to upload files that will be delivered to a NERSC user. You must specify a valid NERSC user as the receiver for your uploads.

Once you successfully fill out this form you will receive a username and password that can be used to access an FTP server. You can use any FTP client to upload files. The target NERSC user will receive an email letting him/her know that they have an upload waiting for them. Uploads will automatically expire after a week.

After the email has been sent, the NERSC user can retrieve the file with "take -u ftpup <file_name>".

For more information on how to use FTP, please go here for an overview of FTP clients and here for an explanation of how to use FTP from the command line. For instance, you can also use the command line "ftp" tool on the shell, or a GUI client like Filezilla to upload your data

  • Account Expiry Period: 1 week
  • File Purge Period: 6 weeks