Saving and Exchanging Data

The University of Zurich provides various tools for saving and exchanging data.

Network Drive/Backup

Network drives for storing personal files can be set up at the institutes and departments of Central Services (ZDU). It is also possible to back up and retrieve or archive data centrally.

Please contact the institute's IT Coordinator or ZDU IT support to set up these services.

SWITCHdrive

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.

SWITCHdrive instructions

FAQ SWITCHdrive

Exchanging Data

SWITCHfilesender

SWITCHfilesender enables large files to be exchanged over the Internet. The current limit is 300 GB for a file transfer.

Access for UZH members:

Navigate to https://filesender.switch.ch/ and log in with your SWITCH edu-ID user name and password.

Overview SWITCHfilesender