1. Home
  2. Docs
  3. Using Raven for Bioinformatics
  4. Quick start
  5. Copying files to and from Raven

Copying files to and from Raven

Windows Users

At the time of writing, there are limited options for getting data on and off the cluster. There are two obvious options, a GUI implementation of scp (secure copy) WinSCP (you’ll want the portable version which isn’t installed, but just runs):


The other option is the command line binary for pscp, which can be downloaded from:


Once downloaded, it can be run from any location you have write access to on your PC. We will assume, you’ve moved a copy of pscp to your Desktop, and are then accessing pscp from a command prompt (cmd) on your PC:

Top copy a file from your home directory on the cluster to your desktop:

cd c:\Users\user\Desktop
pscp user@ .

And to transfer a file from your PC desktop to a project results directory on the cluster:

cd c:\Users\user\Desktop
pscp file user@

Multiple files can be transferred using the wildcards common to many UNIX commands.