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Cloud Folders

Overview

Why use Cloud Folders?

1. Getting Started

2. Show your Cloud Folder on your CloudShare machines

3. Start working

4. Added Security: FTPS

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

CloudShare offers a feature that enables you to quickly move your local files (code, content, configurations and software) into your CloudShare machines using Cloud Folders.  Your Cloud Folder is available to all machines in your environment and to all environments you have access to.  Please note, Cloud Folders are not available with the On Demand package.  

 

To upload small files directly from your local machine via drag & drop you can use the RDP File to connect via Windows Remote Desktop Connection or a similar tool. This method is not recommended for large transfers.

 

Important Notes: 

 

  • When configuring your FTP client of choice, make sure to use FTP passive connection mode
  • Upload to your Cloud Folder using the above FTP information using binary mode for binary files or ASCII for text files. Note: ASCII mode transfer on binary files will result in a corrupted file

 

 

Why use Cloud Folders?

 

You may have used the mapped local drive within the RDP session to transfer files to CloudShare machines. While this approach works well for small files, the RDP connection is not optimized for transferring large files and can time out. You could also use the regular Internet connection to download files to machines but this is not available during the free trial period for security reasons.

Cloud Folders provide 3 benefits:

  1. Speed - FTP provides a fast mechanism to upload large files, which has been a challenge uploading over a slower RDP connection that users have used.
  2. Privacy - You can upload only the required files into your Cloud Folder and make it visible in the machines. [The RDP connection maps your entire local drive to the machine]. With collaboration features, multiple users (developers, QA, customers) may have access to your machine when you're logged in.
  3. Sharing content between machines and environments - The Cloud Folder can be mapped to any of the machines you have access to, and enables rapid sharing of content between machines as well as all environments you have access to.
  4. Space - 5 GBs of storage for ProPlus, 30 GBs for TeamLabs and Enterprise.  

Unfortunately, currently Cloud Folders are not available for all Linux-based VMs, however you can still use an FTP client to connect to the folder.  

If you receive a security prompt to confirm the certificate, you can confirm this with the SHA key below: 

 

1. Getting Started


You can access your Cloud Folders FTP information and regenerate your password, simply by clicking the new Cloud Folders tab in your CloudShare application.

  1. Path: folders.cloudshare.com
  2. User: your CloudShare user-id (the email address used for your CloudShare Account
  3. Password: your Cloud Folders FTP password. You can regenerate your password by clicking the regenerate link
  4. You can click on the link in order to see your Cloud Folders in your default FTP client software.

 

 

 

2. Show your Cloud Folder on your CloudShare machines

 

In order to make your Cloud Folders available on a machine in your environment, all you need to do is to go to your machine page in CloudShare, and click the 'File transfer' option, then 'Show' your private folder in the left panel.  Once shown, the same Cloud Folder will be available in all machines in your environment. 

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On Windows you can click the Cloud Folders shortcut on your desktop to see the files on your CloudShare Folders. On Linux you should go to /CloudFolders directory.

You can also mount your Cloud Folder to all machines in your environment at once by clicking the 'Show my Cloud Folder from your environment view page.  

 

 

3. Start working


Your Cloud Folder and all your uploaded content in it is now locally available to all the machines in your environment. You can move files, install software and start working.

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4. Added Security: FTPS

 

If you or your organisation requires a more secure connection we have included secure protocols for Cloud Folders as well by connecting over secure ports.  

To use FTPS’ secure functions, simply bring up your preferred file transfer application

1.    use the standard CloudShare host address: folders.cloudshare.com

2.    set the port as 21, or port range 18000-18020

3.    set the encryption method as FTP over TLS

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  • Avatar
    Reeman Butt

    Cool

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    kevin reyes

    You guys are awsome!

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    Peter Franks

    We are a bit awesome, aren't we.  

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    Lebogang Mpotsang

    I've come to the right place, this is so jacked up

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    arbnor dehari

    cool

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    Akisha Anthony

    I cannot add any file to my cloud folder from my MAC. I mounted the folder and I see it in my Finder, but I cannot upload files to it. It says I have read only permissions.

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    Juraj Homola

    Hello, please is this available also with 30 days free trial version? I could connect but when I try to copy  I get "550 Access is denied" message. thank you

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    Soeren Christensen

    Hi

    I get this when trying to connect:

    Respons: 331 User spc@fsbdev.com OK. Password required

    Kommando: PASS ********

    Respons: 530 Login authentication failed

     

    And the password should be okay!?

     

    SPC

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    Steve Leney

    Hey Soeren - 530 usually means incorrect login details so try retyping or copy/pasting the correct details from the cloudfolder tab.  You can also try connecting directly to the FTP link in Windows Explorer.

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    Shubhnam Singh

    Hi thr,

     

    FTP link in WinExplorer works fine but Filezilla is throwin 530 error... regenerated the password, still the same.... did try 3-4 times :)

     

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    rgds

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    Shubhnam Singh

    Hi,

    I was wondering if its possible to ve a folder accessible on the Linux system as well, i.e. the HANA server? Needed for few scenarios, like to load data using hdbsql/bulkload.

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    rgds

     

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    daniel hansch

    I can confirm Shubhnam's first comment about FileZilla not working with the Cloud Folder under FTPS.

    In the case of FTPS FileZilla stops with a timeout:

    • Status:    Auflösen der IP-Adresse für folders.cloudshare.com
      Status:    Verbinde mit 66.175.101.254:21...
      Status:    Verbindung hergestellt, warte auf Willkommensnachricht...
      Antwort:    220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ----------
      Antwort:    220-You are user number 2 of 50 allowed.
      Antwort:    220-Local time is now 14:57. Server port: 21.
      Antwort:    220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
      Antwort:    220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
      Antwort:    220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
      Befehl:    AUTH TLS
      Antwort:    234 AUTH TLS OK.
      Status:    Initialisiere TLS...
      Fehler:    Zeitüberschreitung der Verbindung
      Fehler:    Herstellen der Verbindung zum Server fehlgeschlagen

    Plain FTP via Windows Explorer does work, though.

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    John Calvert
    I'm having trouble with Cloud Folders for the past several days. From my Windows 10 desktop neither File Explorer nor Filezille FTP client will connect. Filezilla reports the following: Status: Resolving address of folders.cloudshare.com Status: Connecting to 70.105.81.7:21... Error: Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity Error: Could not connect to server Status: Waiting to retry... Status: Resolving address of folders.cloudshare.com Status: Connecting to 70.105.81.7:21... Error: Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity Error: Could not connect to server I tried to ping folders.cloudshare.com and got timeouts: C:\Users\John>ping folders.cloudshare.com Pinging folders.cloudshare.com [70.105.81.7] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 70.105.81.7: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss), Are Cloud Folders working at present?
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    Peter Franks
    FTP and FTPs both work, try disabling FTPs and connect normally. Or delete and recreate the site using port 21 if you want to use FTPs. If neither work, check your local network/firewalls to see if you're blocked from using ftp
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    John Calvert

    I forgot that my new cable modem has a firewall and I had it set to maximum protection so it was blocking FTP port 21. Duh! Once I relaxed that I was able to connect to my cloud folders.

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