Synchronisation of Files : OwnCloud (dropbox-a-like service)

Please do use our OwnCloud service to store your important work data. This is a file synchronisation service. Your files/data are stored on our storage service and local copies are kept synchronised on your various computers/devices. For example your work files on your laptop can be synchronised with those on your computer at home, and on a mobile device that you have (tablet/phone).

Setup OwnCloud for the First Time

  1. login to our OwnCloud service with your browser at https://wolke7.aei.mpg.de/
  2. Create a folder, e.g. MyCloud
  3. to use the synchronisation client on a computer download it from the owncloud.org website : owncloud.org desktop clients (will open a new tab/window)
  4. install the Owncloud client and configure it with:
    • Server Address: https://wolke7.aei.mpg.de
    • Username: your AEI computer account username
    • Password: your AEI computer account password
  5. choose what to sync, such as the folder you created called MyCloud
  6. on your computer there should now be a folder/directory called ownCloud. Files and data you put into this directory/folder will be synchronised
  7. you can install ownCloud on multiple computers/devices

Sharing Data with People at the AEI

You can share your data in our OwnCloud service with other people who have computer accounts here. To manage the sharing of your OwnCloud data login using a web browser to https://wolke7.aei.mpg.de/. Navigate to the folder/directory you want to share and click on the symbol composed of 2 lines and 3 dots :


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