CTERA Drive
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CTERA provides tools to access the CTERA Portal directly from both Windows and macOS platforms:

  • CTERA Drive Connect
    CTERA Drive Connect enables you to easily view all files on your CTERA Portal storage in Windows File Explorer or macOS Finder. Using CTERA Drive Connect you mount your CTERA Portal cloud drive as a disk in Windows File Explorer or macOS Finder so you can work on it as a local volume.
  • CTERA Drive Share/Protect (Agent)
    A software application that is installed on local PCs and connected directly to your account on the CTERA Portal. The software runs on Windows and macOS platforms and, depending on the license, provides either CTERA Drive Share or both CTERA Drive Share and CTERA Drive Protect:
    • CTERA Drive Share enables you to sync files to the CTERA Portal global file system in the cloud to provide enterprise file sync and share (EFSS), enabling you to sync to selected folders and their files on your portal Cloud Drive and share those files.
    • CTERA Drive Protect enables you to back up files to the CTERA Portal global file system in the cloud, which provides cloud-based backup, restore, and disaster recovery.

CTERA Drive Share and CTERA Drive Protect together are referred to as CTERA Agent.

CTERA Drive Connect vs. CTERA Drive Share/Protect

CTERA Drive ConnectCTERA Drive Share/Protect
Supports caching om both Windows and macOSSupports caching only on Windows
ACLs are maintainedACLs are not maintained
WebDAV connectivity to portalCTTP connectivity to portal
Can connect to more than one portal. For example: Production portal and Test portalCan only connect to one portal
Can be licensed to enable backing up local files to the portal

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