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Accessing the tubCloud service using the sync client

The network access to the tubIT ownCloud service is a requirement for using the ownCloud sync client.

The ownCloud developers provide sync clients for Mac OS X and Windows. At the moment it is only possible to use the file synchronization. Features like sharing files are only accessible using the web interface. 

Installation

Windows:

  1. Download the tubCloud client
  2. Double click on the exe file and install the program
  3. Allow the installation with your admin rights.
  4. Go to Programs > tubCloud to start the client

Mac OS:

  1. Download the tubCloud client
  2. Double click the pkg file in order to open a window with the tubCloud icon
  3. Follow the installation instructions, you will need administrative rights
  4. Go to Programs > tubCloud to start the client

Linux:

  1. Download the tubCloud client
  2. Install/start the App Image according to your linux distribution

Configuration

The tubCloud-client only needs your tubIT account data for configuration. 

Configuration at first start for tubCloud-client:

  1. At the first start of the client, you'll get asked for the server-adress. Please type in: tubcloud.tu-berlin.de
  2. After that, you have to type in your tubit-username and your tubit-password.

    Server: tubcloud.tu-berlin.de
    Username: <your own tubit-username>
    Password: <your own tubit-password>

  3. Now you have the possibility to select between synchronizing all or just selected data from our server. Furthermore you can select your local synchronization folder.
    By default: C:\Users\<Username>\tubCloud

Use

When first starting the client the folder ~/tubCloud (Mac) respectively C:\Users\<Username>\tubCloud (Win) is created automatically. After entering your user credentials your files will be synced and can be found in the folder clientsync located in the tubCloud folder.

Synchronization of a shared folder

You can synchronize any (even shared) folders after the first configuration of the client. To do this, click the 'Add synchronization folder' button in the first tab of the client (name: <Username>@tubcloud.tu-berlin.de). In the first step, select your local preferred folder for synchronization. In the second step, you can select your shared folders for synchronization.

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