File Operations using the Open Storage Application

Searching for files 

  • To filter the results, click on Fetch Files. An advanced search pop-up will allow you to define criteria such as filename, size, and last modification date.
  • You can search using file names. Select an operator from the drop-down list and the text value.
  • You can search for files with sizes within the given range by specifying the min and max values.
  • Dates can be specified in three ways. You can select from a predefined range, select a date, or a date range.
  • To clear the entire form click on Clear All. To clear specific criteria, click on the clear button next to it.
  • Clicking on Fetch will fetch the file details of files matching the search criteria.
  • The file details are fetched in batches, scroll down to fetch more details.

Deleting files 

  • Clicking the Delete icon at the end of the row will delete the file permanently from the store. 
  • Selecting more than one file will show the Delete Selected option in the Actions pane. Click the Delete Selected button to remove files from the store.
  • As the deleting action is irreversible, utmost care has to be taken before deleting any file from the store.

Downloading files to your desktop from the Open Store 

  • Clicking the Download icon at the end of the row will download the file to the machine.
  • Selecting more than one file will show the Download Selected option in the Actions pane. Click the Download Selected button to download files from the store to your machine. When downloading multiple files, a single zip file is downloaded.
  • The blue (D) icon will be shown next to the file name indicating the file has been downloaded in the current session.

Uploading files from your desktop to the Open Store

  • Click on the Upload button to upload files
  • Select all the required files to be uploaded to the store. Selected files will be listed with their sizes (in brackets).
  • The total number of files selected and the cumulative size are shown at the top of the list
  • Clicking the cross icon at the end of the file will remove that file from the list. Click Clear all in case you want to start over selecting files to be uploaded.
  • Click the Upload button to upload all the selected files to the open store.
  • The uploaded files will be shown in the Files view with (N) icon indicating the file has been uploaded in the current session.

Requirements and limits for downloading and uploading files to your desktop

Number of simultaneous uploads/downloads: 10

The Largest file that can be uploaded or downloaded: 100GB 

The longest time for which the upload and download are valid: 1 hour  - if the file upload/download is not completed within an hour, the operation has to be retried using a better connection.

Bandwidth requirements:

To upload or download a 100GB file in 1hr, the client needs an internet speed of approx. 30Mbps upload/download

The following table lists the different possibilities:

Upload/Download speed (Mbps)Time limit (hour)Largest file that can be uploaded/downloaded (GB)
30 Mbps1 hour100 GB
25 Mbps1 hour88 GB
20 Mbps1 hour70 GB
15 Mbps1 hour53 GB
10 Mbps1 hour35 GB
5 Mbps1 hour17.5 GB
1 Mbps1 hour3.5 GB

Note: Progress bars are shown during uploads and downloads. If the client switches between the open store home and uploads page during download and uploads respectively, the download/upload will continue but the client will lose track of any ongoing progress.