Using CloudStor, you can:
- Access your work from any device.
- Collaborate with other people.
- Store data on the cloud.
- Share files and information.
Your storage allowance depends on your institution and your needs:
- Researchers: Typically, individual researchers at customer institutions have a 1 TB quota on CloudStor free of charge.
- Students: Speak with your institution’s IT team to find out about any CloudStor access you might have.
- Research groups: Group drives are available on application.
You can view your account quota on the Settings page in CloudStor.
Getting started with CloudStor
- Create a CloudStor account
- Ways to access CloudStor
- Log in and out of CloudStor
- Use CloudStor for the first time
- Upload a file to CloudStor
- Create a file for folder in CloudStor
- Download a file from CloudStor
- Share a file in CloudStor
Learn more about using CloudStor
Use CloudStor group drives to collaborate, share data with a static group of people, or to integrate data collections into your workflow. Group drives support collaborative research within or between institutions.
See group drive eligibility criteria and the application process
There are no limitations on how long you can store your files in CloudStor. You can access your files as long as your institution login is valid.
However, if you share your files using CloudStor FileSender, the recipient will be able to access them for up to 40 days by default.
All data uploaded to CloudStor is located in Australia at four geographically dispersed locations connected to the AARNet backbone network.
Your data is encrypted:
- At rest, on your CloudStor drive.
- In transit, moving between your device and CloudStor drive.
Learn more about how CloudStor encrypts your data
Client side encryption
You can encrypt files on your device and then upload your files to CloudStor. However, it’s important that you be aware that CloudStor cannot decrypt files that it hasn’t encrypted. If you use client side encryption and lose the encryption key or password, we cannot unlock or open the encrypted files for you.