Moving Objects

Overview

In this step, you will be connecting to the UConn IT network using VPN, connecting to the CTDA servers using a FTP client, and moving your files to CTDA servers.


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Before you start these steps, you will need a UConn Net ID, which is different that your CTDA user account. CTDA staff will work with you to get you a Net ID. If you do not have a Net ID, please contact ctda@uconn.edu.


Download UConn VPN

You will need to download and install this software on the computer you plan to use to move files from your network to CTDA servers. You will only need to install this software once.

University of Connecticut Information Technology Systems provides instructions on downloading and installing VPN software in their Knowledge Base.

You will need to enable two fact authentication (2FA) in order to access the download page for the VPN. Visit http://netid.uconn.edu to set up your 2FA before this step.


Connect to UConn VPN

You will need to connect to the VPN every time you want to move files to CTDA Servers

University of Connecticut Information Technology Systems provides instructions on connecting to the VPN from either a Windows or Mac Computer in their knowledge base:


Connect to CTDA SFTP

In order to connect to the SFTP, you will need to make sure you are connected to the UConn VPN

  • Open the SFTP client of your choice.

Check with your IT department before you download and install any applications onto your computer.

  • Connect to the CTDA server using the following credentials:

    • Host/Address/Serverctda-private1.lib.uconn.edu

    • Protocol: SFTP

    • User: sftp_uconn

    • Password: Please email ctda@uconn.edu to request a password

    • Port:  22 (should default to this number when you choose SFTP protocol)

If your FTP client does not have a Protocol option, type sftp://ctda-private1.lib.uconn.edu into the Host/Address/Server field.

  • Once you have connected to the CTDA server, click on the uploads folder and then locate your institution's folder. Folders are designated by your institution's namespace.


Moving Files

You only need to be connected to VPN to move files from your local storage to CTDA servers. You do NOT need to be connected to VPN in order to Describe or Ingest your objects.

  • Move the digital files you plan to ingest into the repository into your institution's folder on the CTDA server.

You should not upload your CSV file to the CTDA servers. You will upload your CSV file to the Spreadsheet Ingest page in subsequent steps.

  • Once your files have been transfer, you are ready to upload your spreadsheet to the repository and start the ingest process.