Large Memory Computing

Transferring Files between Oscar and Campus File Storage (Replicated and Non-Replicated)

You may use either Globus (recommended) or smbclient to transfer data between Oscar and Campus File Storage.


Follow the instructions here for transferring data between and Oscar.


You can transfer files between Campus File Storage and Oscar using smbclient.

Transfer Instructions

1) Log into our dedicated system for transferring files in/out of Oscar:


2) Start a screen session. This will allow you to reattach to your terminal window if you disconnect.


3) To use Oscar's high-speed connection to Campus File Storage - Replicated:

smbclient "//" -D DIRECTORY_NAME -U "ad\BROWN_ID" -m SMB3

Similarly to access Campus File Storage - Non-Replicated ( LRS: Locally Redundant Share)

smbclient "//" -D DIRECTORY_NAME -U "ad\BROWN_ID" -m SMB3

Replace SHARE_NAME, DIRECTORY_NAME, and BROWN_ID. DIRECTORY_NAME is an optional parameter. The password required is your Brown password.

4) Upload/download your data using the FTP "put"/"get" commands. Replace DIRECTORY_NAME with the folder you'd like to upload.


5) You can detach from the screen session with a "CTRL+A D" keypress. To reattach to your session:

screen -r

smbclient basics

  • put is upload to Campus File Storage

Usage: put <local_file> [remote file name]

Copy <local_file> from Oscar to Campus File Storage. The remote file name is optional (use if you want to rename the file)

  • get is download to Oscar

Usage: get <remote_file> [local file name] Copy <remote_file> from the Campus File Storage to Oscar. The local file name is optional (use if you want to rename the file)

Moving more than one file:

To move more than one file at once use mput or mget. By default:

recurse is OFF. smbclient will not recurse into any subdirectories when copying files

prompt is ON. smbclient will ask for confirmation for each file in the subdirectories

You can toggle recursion ON/OFF with:


You can toggle prompt OFF/ON with: