Overview: OxFile - Large File Exchange Service

It is simple and fast to use, and any member of the University can setup a folder that is immediately ready for exchanging files.

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OxFile can be particularly useful if any of the following service limits are insufficient for your needs:

  • Nexus can only send/receive emails less than 100MB in size;
  • WebLearn has a 1GB default site limit and a 60Mb file size limit (WebDAV file uploads are limited only by the free capacity of the site) and you need access rights to contribute to one or more sites;
  • SharePoint has a 1GB file size limit and is not accessible to non-SSO users.

Typical usage scenarios include: (1) sending a video or document archive to a colleague; (2) sending large electronic documents to a printing company for mass publication; (3) receiving large data sets such as research data from someone at another institution.

Note that Oxfile is not suitable for transferring sensitive information without additional encryption (eg PGP, password-protected zip files, etc).

The key features of this service are:

  • It will accept files that are too large to send by email (up to 25GB);
  • It can be used quickly and easily by any member of the University;
  • It is self-tidying: files are automatically pruned after a (user-selected) fixed period;
  • It can send out notification when files have been up/down loaded;
  • Basic security (encrypted file transfer, server verification, and some user access control) is included by default

OxFile was launched in May 2011.

     

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