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Transfer files in and out of the university

Share files with UoR colleagues or external collaborators

  • Use your Microsoft Onedrive account. OneDrive is a personal cloud storage service of up to 5TB, that allows you to access your files on and off campus in the same way, and also to share your files with colleagues at the university. To share files with external users, they will have to use or create a Microsoft account to access your files. OneDrive is not recommended as the main storage for data that is routinely processed on RACC or RRC, but if needed, users can transfer data between OneDrive and their research storage using the web browser GUI, or the rclone command line client (not supported by DTS).
  • Use the MFT (Managed File Transfer) service to share files that are hosted on Unix drives (research storage, home directory). MFT has the option to provide access to a directory in your storage to external collaborators, who can download and optionally also upload data from or to this shared location.


Transfer files from outside the university

  • Use the MFT (Managed File Transfer) service. You can connect via command-line or via the web interface.
  • Use arc-ssh. This will require using two factor authentication first. It is a standard ssh service with rsync, scp and sftp. You can also use it to access SMB (Windows ) shares; they are mounted at /dfs/<username>. Read this article if you want to transfer files using arc-ssh.
  • If you are using NX remote desktop and you are connecting with the full client (not the NX webplayer), you can map your local and remote drives. The off campus connection options are via the VPN, act-ssh tunnel or direct ssh (in preparation).


Share files through the web

  • Every university member can have a personal website hosted on their Ndrive. It is visible at You can put any file or content there and share the URL.

RACC updates

We have changed the default partition to be the 'limited'. Users submitting jobs longer than 24h need to explicitly request another partition, e.g. 'cluster'. Jobs submitted with time limit exceeding the partition limit will be rejected.   Purchasing RACC nodes owned by projects can  be requested using the Self Service Portal form,  see /
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