The University of Zurich provides various tools for saving and exchanging data.
SWITCHdrive offers a secure alternative to commercial cloud storage services for university members. The files can be stored, synchronized and shared.
SWITCHdrive is a secure alternative to commercial providers such as Google Drive, Wuala or Dropbox and offers 100 GB of storage space.
Access for UZH members:
Navigate to https://cloud-id.switch.ch and log in with your SWITCH edu-ID user name and password. If you do not have a SWITCH edu-ID, you can create one by clicking the "Create Account" button on the login screen.
The UZH e-mail service allows for attachments of up to 100 MB to be sent. Should you want to send or receive files larger than 100 MB, please use the Dropfiles service.
Dropfile's web interface is more or less self-explanatory. To log into the service, use your UZH short name and WebPass password. If you have not yet set up the WebPass password, you can do so via Security Identity Manager.
Dropfiles is not a backup or file storage platform. Files uploaded to the dropfile server are deleted after 10 days.
More detailed instructions on how to use dropfiles can be found in our expertise database.