This Data Store space contains the how-to information for how to use data with CyVerse. For overview and getting-started information on using data and the Data Store, see Manage Data and Data Store on the CyVerse website.

Each user has access to 100 GB of data storage, with the ability to request more allocation. Learn all about our data allocation policy here.

When you are granted access to a CyVerse service, you are automatically added to the service's mailing list. Default CyVerse mailing lists include the Data Store, Discovery Environment, and Atmosphere, as well as community developers and Foundation API developers. Once subscribed, you receive emails about maintenance periods and outages. You also can post messages to other list users, opt to receive list messages in batch or single emails, change your subscription email and password and other options, browse the list archives, unsubscribe from the list, and more. For information on subscribing to CyVerse mailing lists, see Subscribing to CyVerse Mailing Lists.

Want to download data but don't have a CyVerse account?

We offer several ways to access some data that has been made public with all users—even if you don't have an account. For instructions on how to use each access method, see Downloading Data Files Without a User Account.

Want to know what access methods you can use?

Access methods include:

  • CyVerse Data Commons (formerly Mirrors) repositories: Web-based access for downloading community released data and CyVerse curated data. No installation or setup required. See Data Commons Overview and Status.
  • Cyberduck: GUI-based application that is good for downloading files very large files or bulk downloads (>10 GB) to Mac OS and Windows (not for LINUX). Requires installation and configuration to connect to the Data Store. See Using Cyberduck for Uploading and Downloading to the Data Store.
  • iCommands: Command-line access for files 2-100 GB files. Best choice for large files (2-100 GB each) and for bulk file transfers (many small files). Requires setup and configuration. See Using iCommands.
  • iDrop Desktop: (Cyberduck recommended instead) GUI-based application that establishes multiple connections between the source and destination, and allows parallel data transfers of >10 GB. Requires installation and configuration. See Using iDrop Desktop.

Wondering how fast your connection is to the CyVerse Data Store?

Click here to check your upload and download speeds.

Want to know about how to connect to the Data Store?

See Manage Data on the CyVerse website.

Need some help?

You also can enter a JIRA ticket.

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Objectives and overview

The objectives of this Quick Start are to:

  • Teach you how to connect to the CyVerse Data Store in order to store and retrieve data.
  • Understand the power and limitation of the different methods for moving data.
  • Understand the concept of metadata.

Access methods

There are several ways to connect to the iPlant Data Store. Each method has particular strengths and weaknesses that depend on the type of user.

  • Graphical user interfaces for end users
  • Websites for end users
  • Command line for power users
  • APIs for programmers (not covered on this page)

For the list of access methods, see Downloading and Uploading Data.

For connection settings, see Manage Data on the CyVerse website.

Reference materials

Intro slide deck:

Data Store videos and tutorials

For the list of tutorials and videos, see the Tutorials List.

The following is a list of the latest iPlant Data Store videos on YouTube.

  • Overview of the iPlant Data Store: Whether you have structured or unstructured data, kilobytes or terabytes, iPlant can help you with your data storage needs. A variety of interfaces are available, from web services to mountable file systems to high speed command line transfers.