2.5 years ago by
The problem is not quite clear. The Galaxy server is the FTP host. The Filezilla (or direct FTP line-command, both are possible) is moving data "to" the FTP host (in this case, Galaxy). No data is moved "from" Galaxy using this method. It is a 1-way transfer.
Still, moving data externally via FTP may still be prohibited by your university. Asking to have this specific access unblocked by the university admins might be possible if you asked. Note the Galaxy server URL when you make the request.
Using a home connection and your Galaxy account should not be problematic if the data is local to your computer (and not on the university servers). Your account is at http://usegalaxy. Logging into your account from any web browser should be possible. Accessing it through Filezilla using your account credentials should be possible.
All this assumes that the Galaxy you are trying to reach is http://usegalaxy.org, another public Galaxy server, cloud Galaxy that you have access to, or a local that is public - any of which have FTP enabled. If the Galaxy server is actually at your university and they do not have FTP enabled on that server, then this won't resolve the same way. That server would need to have FTP enabled (again, something that you could request, but from the admins running the Galaxy server).
If your question has been misunderstood, please explain more. Thanks, Jen, Galaxy team