Moving data

FileZilla - GUI apps

Command line applications are great, and can easily be automated and scheduled using standard interfaces. Some people prefer graphical tools (aka software).

Filezilla is a graphical tool for moving data. It supports a host of storage protocols. We’ll be using SFTP to create a connection to our instance and move some data there and back.

Filezilla is one of many options for graphical data moving tools. Other popular options include Cyberduck (cross platform) and WinSCP

When you open Filezilla you first need to add your Private Key.

  1. On the program menu, go to edit, then settings.
  2. On the left hand side, select SFTP, then add your Private Key.
  3. You can then fill in the ‘Quick Connection’ details at the top of the main window, including Host (the IP address of your instance), Username and Port, then click Quick Connect

Quick Connect Dialog Box

We’ll let you work out how to Double click, or Drag-and-drop files, Create remote directories, Upload files, Save/Reuse session data and Disconnect for yourself on your particular platform.