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

Please do use our NextCloud 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 NextCloud for the First Time

  1. login to our NextCloud 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 : nextcloud.org desktop clients (will open a new tab/window)
  4. install the Nextcloud 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 MyCloud. Files and data you put into this directory/folder will be synchronised
  7. you can install Nextcloud on multiple computers/devices

Sharing Data with People at the AEI

You can share your data in our NextCloud service with other people who have computer accounts here. To manage the sharing of your NextCloud 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 :

NextCloud with a movile device (ios/android)

There is a NextCloud app in both the Android Play Store and the Apple Store. Download the app, then point it at https://wolke7.aei.mpg.de/ and then use your AEI login and password.


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