Data exchange with »GigaMove«

In most cases, it is not possible to exchange larger amounts of data by e-mail because the size of file attachments is limited to 10 or 20 MB by most providers.
In order to nevertheless exchange larger amounts of data with staff from other universities or institutions, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar uses the «GigaMove» service. The service is provided by RWTH Aachen in the German science network.

Advantages, requirements and tips for use

  • Uploading data is only possible with a valid log-in of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
  • It is easy to use in only a few steps.
  • The provision of files is possible up to a size of 100 GB.
  • It is also possible to pass on the upload links to employees of other institutions and thus outside the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
  • Upload links can be shared via e-mail.
  • The files are automatically scanned for viruses.
  • Optionally, it is possible to protect the files with a password.

Brief instructions for using «GigaMove»

  1. Open website:
  2. User authentication is required for use.
    Select the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar as the home institution for this.
  3. Then enter your university login and password.
  4. Upload files (either individual files or zip folders).
  5. In the calendar, select how long the data should remain on the platform (max. 14 days).
    The files can optionally be protected with a password.
  6. Finally, click »Provide file«.

You can find detailed instructions on how to use «GigaMove» in the download area on this page.

Background and interesting facts

Why «GigaMove»?
The SCC has created the infrastructural prerequisites for participation in the «GigaMove» service by joining the authentication and authorisation infrastructure of the German Research Network Association (DFN-AAI).
Joining the DFN-AAI is part of the SCC's strategy to increasingly provide part of its services in cooperation with other scientific institutions.
With «GigaMove» , the files remain in the area of the German Science Network, whereby the authentication of the users takes place in the respective home institution. A prerequisite for participation in the services is the guarantee of very high data quality. This requires that the change of user status is communicated promptly, especially when a user leaves the university - a particular challenge for administration and faculties.