The file transfer service lets you to transfer copies of files between your computer's hard disk and your University filestore.
All students and staff can use this service.
To use the file transfer service you will need a client program on your computer. For example, Windows users can install WinSCP.
There are no limits to the number or size of files you can transfer.
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Secure File Transfer Protocol.
It is secure because it encrypts your data during its transmission, meaning anyone spying on your network traffic cannot take a copy of your data.
It encrypts your data while it is in transit between your computer and the central file servers.
Remember that the speed of your network connection will determine how long it takes to transfer your files.
Some home broadband services have a significantly lower upload speed compared with their download speed. You should therefore allow plenty of time to transfer large files.
You need to log on to the service before you can transfer your files. This means it is not suitable for transferring files to other people at the University (because you don't know their password, and they don't know yours) or at other sites.
Instead you should consider using our DropOff Service.
For other transfer options, see:
If you are transferring files that are too large to fit in your home directory, you can temporarily store them in /usr/transfer.
Please note that any files stored in /usr/transfer will be automatically deleted after 72 hours.
Library & IT Help Desk
If you're having problems with the file transfer service, get in touch with the Library & IT Help Desk.
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|Hours of service||24/7|
|Service support||For help and support with this service, contact the Library & IT Help Desk.|
|Hours of support||Help from the Library & IT Help Desk is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.|
General IT Services targets:
|Resilience||This service runs on our high-availability virtual machine platform. In the event of a major incident it will automatically failover between data centres, with only a brief outage. Filestores are replicated between data centres and should also fail over automatically.|
Our service standards have been produced in consultation with our customers, and monitor the quality, timeliness and access to facilities and services:
If you wish to give us general feedback on this service, please see our Feedback page for ways to get in touch.
If you wish to make a complaint, please see our complaints procedure.