RDIM Frequently Asked Questions CloudStor Decommissioning

CloudStor Decommissioning

As of 15-Dec-2023 CloudStor has been shutdown (this includes Sync & Share data storage, SWAN and S3).

If you had data, that you need, stored in CloudStor, please contact eResearch via email or Service Now.

Alternative Storage and Transfer Solutions

Here are alternative solutions for some common usages of CloudStor.

If you need to share files or folders via a permanent link (URL) , please contact eResearch for assistance via email or Service Now.

OneDrive can be used for making files available to people external to JCU as well as internal JCU staff and students. Each student and staff member has a 5 TB allocation available to them without needing to request it. See the JCU Guide and also Microsoft's Restrictions and limitations in OneDrive and SharePoint.

To started with OneDrive on your system, see these Knowledge Base search results and look for your system (MacOS, Windows, etc.).

AARNet FileSender is not being decommissioned, you can use AARNet's FileSender in your web browser to send files and folders from your local device to another person. You can send up to 1,000 files at a time, with a combined maximum size of  2 PB per upload. AARNet has not comprehensively tested uploads of this size.

NOTE: OneDrive does not have the ability to set automatic link expiries but FileSender does.

OneDrive is the perfect place for storing your non-research data work files. You can sync the folders or files you are working on to your laptop or desktop so that you always have an up-to-date version of your work in the cloud and on your local hard drive. This protects you from the effects of hard drive crashes and even from accidental deletion to some extent, see the OneDrive for Business guide.

Personal files should not be stored on JCU data storage systems. You can get free personal data storage very easily from:

These providers also have subscription pricing to access larger storage volumes. There are also specialist paid services for photos and videos.

Please copy the files you wish to retain into your own personal storage.

For more information visit Data Storage - Active or Working Data

The ARDC Jupyter Notebook Service gives Australian researchers access to the popular Jupyter Notebooks via a simple web portal. It’s an easy way for researchers to develop and share software, and combine software code, computational output, explanatory text and multimedia resources in a single location.

The new service is available via a simple web interface, giving researchers access to compute and storage resources, provided by the ARDC Nectar Research Cloud. The new national service is hosted in the cloud, so multiple researchers can develop and serve Jupyter Notebooks with centralised monitoring, logging and reporting.

It also supports launching Jupyter Notebooks within a pre-configured computing environment without the need for users to install any software packages.

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Exports of data from Galaxy will need go to your local machine and be copied/moved into wherever you are storing the rest of your project's research data.  If you have any queries or problems contact eResearch via email or Service Now.