A Dropbox-like file hosting service for Staff and Research Post-Graduates (PGRs)
ALERT: Client compatibility warning with 2.5.0 and later clients. Please see https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/ResearchServices/DataSync for guidance around this.
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
You need to activate your DataSync account before using it
Step by step guides to using the DataSync web interface
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.
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.
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 folders and files using desktop and mobile clients
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.