UH Username End of Life - Saving Email and Personal Webpages (Mac OS X)

This document is for users who are no longer affiliated with UH, and who have received a notice that they have 180 day grace period before their email and personal webpage data are removed from the UH servers. The following instructions show you how to copy webpage data and emails stored on your UH account to a local drive on your computer.

Saving your UH Email

You will also need to copy any email stored on your UH email account that you wish to keep after your 180 day grace period ends. Instructions for backing up your UH email using various clients are included below. The instructions were specifically written to assist users in reducing email quota use, but the Cleanup and Saving email sections of these articles can be used to help you copy all email messages from your UH email account to a local mail folder on your computer.

Note: If you primarily use UH Webmail or MyUH to access your email, you will still need to install one of the email clients listed above and follow the instructions to save your email. UH Webmail or MyUH do not provide any utilities to download email messages to your local computer.

Saving personal webpages using Fugu

Prior to the end of your 180 day grace period, you will need to copy any data stored on the UHUnix server onto your own computer. The data stored on UHUnix includes any personal webpages that you created on your allocated UH web space at http://www2.hawaii.edu/~youruhusername.

Note: This document was written using Fugu on Mac OS 10.4. Other SFTP applications should work as well, but the procedures may differ.

Copy files to your computer

In Fugu, connect to your UHUnix account by typing uhunix.hawaii.edu in the Connect to box. Enter your UH Username in the Username box, and make sure the Port is set to 22. You may leave the Directory box empty. Click the Connect button.

Connecting to remote host

When prompted, type in your UH Username password (the same password you use for accessing your UH email and MyUH) and click Authenticate.

Entering your UH Username password

Once authenticated, you will be taken to your home directory in UHUnix, and you should see any data stored on the server in the right pane of the Fugu window.

Connected to UHUnix

Next, open the folder on your computer where you would like to copy your data to in the left pane of the Fugu window. Optionally, you can create a new folder on your computer through Fugu by clicking on New Folder and typing a name for the folder.

Creating a new folder on your computer

Copy the files first from UHUnix to the open folder on your computer by selecting the files that you want from the right pane of the Fugu window, and dragging them to the left pane. Multiple files may be selected by pressing Command+A (to select all items), or by holding SHIFT or Command and clicking on the files you want to select. Do not select any folders yet, as you will have to copy each folder on UHUnix separately to your computer. Fugu does not allow for multiple folders to be copied at one time.

Selecting the files for transfer

Copy folders to your computer

Select a folder that you would like copy to your computer from the right pane of the Fugu window, and then drag the folder to the left pane of the Fugu window. Click Download at the warning prompt.

Selecting a folder to copy  Fugu warning

In the Secure Copy File window, type in the name of the folder being copied at the end of the file path already in the Copy File to Path box. If you don't do this, all of the contents of the selected folder will be copied into the open folder on your computer, rather than into a subfolder. Click Secure Copy.

Secure Copy File window  Type in the name of the
folder you want to copy

When prompted, type in your UH Username password once again and click Authenticate.

Secure Copy File will ask for your password

Once the folder has been copied, a message window will appear. Click Done if this is final folder you wish to copy. Otherwise, click New Secure Copy and repeat the steps in this section to copy the remaining folders to your computer.

Secure Copy File has finished. Click Done  This
is what it looks like when finished

Verify successful copy of files and folders

Once you have completed copying all of the necessary files and folders, verify that all files and folders are now stored on your computer by browsing to the folder where your data was copied on your computer using the Finder.

Use the finder to locate the files you just copied

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Article ID: 977
Created: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 2:11pm
Modified: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 5:00pm