Data Depot's Browser-Based Data Transfer Guide
The Data Depot's browser interface allows you to conveniently upload and download small quantities of data (< 100 MB, < 25 files, < 2 folders) as well as move and copy data between directories.
To upload a small amount of data through your browser login to DesignSafe and go to My Data.
Open the DesignSafe directory where you wish to uploaded your data. Here we upload to "an_example_upload_directory".
Select + Add then File Upload: max 100 MB.
Select Browse... at the top to select the files you wish to upload. Press Begin upload to initiate the transfer.
Once the transfer is complete the Upload files window will close and you will see your files in your DesignSafe directory.
Note, if the files are not immediately visible refresh the page.
If you wish to upload a folder, follow the same procedure as above except select Folder upload: max 25 files. However, be sure that the folder you wish to upload is small than 100 MB and contains fewer than 25 files. If the folder you wish to upload exceeds these limits please use one of the large data transfer methods listed in the Data Transfer Guide rather than the web interface.
To download a file from DesignSafe to your local desktop/laptop select the file you wish to download and press Download.
Note depending on how you have configured your browser, it will either download the file directly to your default downloads directory or will prompt you to save the file in a location of your choice.
If you would like to download an entire folder from DesignSafe, please use one of the large data transfer methods listed in the Data Transfer Guide.
Transferring Data Inside of DesignSafe
You can move and copy the data inside of DesignSafe using the browser-based interface.
Select the file you wish to move or copy, then press Move or Copy.
If you selected Move
Navigate to the new destination and press Move Here.
Note that you cannot move files between main directories, such as My Data and My Projects, however may copy between them. See instructions below for details.
If you selected Copy
Use the drop down menu in the top left to switch between main directories, such as My Data and My Projects, navigate to the new destination, and press Copy Here.
Important: To avoid problems when transferring files to DesignSafe, name your files using standard ASCII characters, for example [a-z][A-Z][0-9][-,_], and avoid the use of special characters, for example [%,*,#,@,°].
If you have any issues transferring files using the DesignSafe browser interface, please create a ticket (https://designsafe-ci.org/help).
Last Update: October 2021