Information Services

DataSync

A Dropbox-like file hosting service for Staff and Research Post-Graduates (PGRs)

 

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  • A Dropbox-like file-hosting service

  • No sign-up needed - automatically provisioned for Staff and Research Post-Graduates (PGRs)

  • Login using your Active Directory (AD) username and password

  • Data stored at the University of Edinburgh and managed by Information Services

  • 20GB DataSync storage with the ability to connect to your personal or group share on the RDM DataStore

  • File sharing with colleagues anywhere

  • Access your documents anywhere

  • File synchronisation

Getting started

You need to activate your DataSync account before using it

Web Interface

Step by step guides to using the DataSync web interface

Desktop Clients

Bi-directional file synchronisation desktop clients are available to enable users to have access to the documents and folders they place in the 'Files' area of the DataSync web interface. These can be installed on Windows PCs, Macs and Linux machines.

Mobile Clients

Bi-directional file synchronisation mobile applications are available to enable users to have access to the documents and folders they place in the 'Files' area of the DataSync web interface. These can be installed on mobile phones using Android and iOS operating systems.

Sharing

Aside from being able to have your files synched and available via the Web Interface and client applications, one of the main uses of DataSync is the ability to share files with other collaborators, be they members of the University with existing accounts or external users with no Uni affiliation.

Synchronise

Synchronise folders and files using desktop and mobile clients

DataSync FAQs

DataSync FAQs

Network Storage

Before connecting your Research space or personal homespace on DataStore to your DataSync account, it is STRONGLY recommended to create a dedicated folder on DataStore to use as a sync location, otherwise you will be syncing with your root folder and all your data which may total several hundred GBs.

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