There are three modes of sharing files, the first is for a researcher to share their own files between multiple computers (e.g. home and office), the second is for on-going shared access to a set of files for multiple researchers and the third is for one-off file transfers (often very large) from one researcher to another.
|What is it and how do I get it?||When should I use it?||What caveats or obstacles are there?||*Support?|
A free service available from AARNET
Use CloudStor when you wish to transfer large files from one researcher to another.
To access this service an Australian Access Federation (AAF) user account is required.
Please contact the University's IT Services help desk on (02) 492 17000 to organise an account.
Any user may download the files, if they have the appropriate link, so CloudStor is not appropriate for highly confidential material.
Available at no cost to researchers from ARCS
Suitable for small to medium size data storage requirements - by default researchers are given 25 GB of storage (more is generally available by request).
Suitable for situations where access must be restricted to a number of individuals.
Due to the donated nature of the physical storage, the Data Fabric is not suitable for permanent long-term storage of data.
Available at no cost to researchers from Dropbox
Use when you want to share and synchronise files between your computers (Windows, Mac and Linux and smart phone mobile devices, Tablets) back-up files to the cloud and share files with others.
Files kept within Dropbox can also be restored back to a earlier point in time.
Dropbox requires users to register for an account. Free accounts are limited to 2 GB and 30 days of undo history. You have to pay a monthly or annual fee if your requirements exceed these limits.
|* Support||Source of Support for Service|
|UoN Supplied||Deployed, managed and supported by the University and provided to Researchers at no additional cost.|
|UoN Supported||Deployed, managed and supported by the University with some additional costs to the Researcher, Centre or Faculty.|
|End User||The item is end user supported.The University is not in a position to provide technical support or assurances that the product will work within the University environment.|
|External (Organisation)||Deployed, managed and supported by an organisation external to the University. Additional costs may apply.|