Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University
  • Network and Research Data Storage
  • P & S Drives
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Large File Sending (Cloudstor)
  • Service Support Articles
IT Servicesservice category Computing Devices, Printing and Storage

Network and Research Data Storage

DIT provides access to reliable centrally managed locations for storing, sharing and securing files including:

Please see the Document Storage Matrix for guidance on CSU recommended file storage options.

Research Data Storage

Submit the RDM plan template to get access to research data storage.

Once you have submitted the plan, DIT will contact you to discuss your data storage requirements.

If you have any questions around research data storage, email researchsupport@csu.edu.au or contact the IT Service Desk.

Service Owner

Manager, Infrastructure

P & S Drives

The Personal (P) and Shared (S) drives provide safe and secure network file storage and can be easily accessed from Windows based computers. This service includes:

  • central storage of files on P and S network drives
  • Share Administrator rights to control S drive files and folder permissions to prevent unauthorised access
  • backup and recovery services of P and S drives
  • S drive folder structure represents the organisational structure of the University allowing staff in the same faculty or division to easily share files
  • ability to access P and S drive files off campus through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or on a CSU owned laptop that is connected to Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • ability to request restore of files on P and S drives to a previously backed up state to recover from accidental deletion or corruption where possible

Access

All permanent staff have access to a P drive.  This drive is available when you log onto a CSU computer.

Share Administrators provide the required level of access to S drive for each staff member upon request.  This access is not provided automatically and requests for access must be directed to the Share Administrator in your business area.

If you have started up your PC and don’t have access to your P & S drives, you need to:

  • Check that your network cable (blue cable) is plugged in to your PC
  • Hover your mouse pointer over the 'V’ icon (you will find it at the bottom right hand corner of the taskbar): and check if you have an ‘IP’ address. It will start with: 137.166…
  • Open Internet Explorer and see if you can access an internet site other than CSU, e.g. Google
  • Reboot your PC

If you have completed these tasks and still do not have access to your P & S drives, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Cost

Provision, management and support of file storage services are funded by the University and provided at no additional cost to staff.

Support

If you have further questions or need technical help after checking the Online Resources, contact the IT Service Desk

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is a place where you can temporarily store, sync, and share your work files. As part of Office 365, OneDrive for Business lets you update and share your files from anywhere and work on Office documents with others simultaneously. It also includes:

  • private and secure storage area through OneDrive for Business (via CSU single sign on) to permanently store your personal or private files and documents in the cloud
  • 1TB of storage through OneDrive for Business

Access

Installing the client application:

  1. If you are using a CSU device – open the ‘Install Software’ icon and select 'OneDrive for Business'
  2. If you are using your own machine - install the Microsoft Windows version of the new OneDrive for Business sync client
  3. Install OneDrive for Business on other devices

To access online:

  1. Go to https://portal.office.com (Enter your email address as your login)
  2. You will be redirected to CSU login page
  3. Enter your CSU username and password
  4. Click the web app launcher button at the top left
  5. Choose 'OneDrive'

Cost

Provision, management and support of file storage services are funded by the University and provided at no additional cost to staff.

Support

If you have further questions or need technical help after checking the Online Resources, contact the IT Service Desk

Large File Sending (Cloudstor)

Our Large File Sending service (Cloudstor) is provided by AARNet. It includes:

  • the ability to share large files (all file types) securely with anyone. Files remain available for 20 days
  • email notifications to recipients once a file is uploaded and downloaded
  • the ability for recipients to access files anywhere they have an Internet connection
  • email notifications to senders once a recipient downloads a file
  • the ability for non-CSU staff to send files through a Guest Voucher

See further information on file size limits and browser requirements.

By using the large file sending service, it reduces the load on our CSU email servers and frees up space in your inbox.

If internal access is required, the file should not be sent using the large file sending service but saved to the S drive. Remember to ensure the S drive location can be accessed by all staff that the link is sent to.

Access

To log on to Cloudstor:

  1. Go to https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/filesender/
  2. Click ‘Login’
  3. Scroll down the list of organisations and select  ‘Charles Sturt University (CSU)’
  4. Enter your CSU username and password and select ‘Login Now’
  5. Read through the Terms and Conditions and select ‘Accept’

To create a guest voucher:

  1. Click ‘Vouchers’ (left hand side menu)
  2. Enter the email address of the person who needs to send you the large file
  3. Files are available for a maximum of 20 days. If you would like to reduce this time click in the Expiry date field and select another date from the Calendar
  4. Click ‘Send Voucher’
  5. An email will be sent to the recipient with a link to use the voucher

Cost

Provision, management and support of file storage services are funded by the University and provided at no additional cost to staff.

Support

If you have further questions or need technical help after checking the Online Resources, contact the IT Service Desk