Managing the Cloud Drive Content
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Article Summary

You can manage the folders in your cloud drive and then share them with other users. You can also specify specific subfolders to exclude. For details about collaboration, see Sharing Content.

This section describes the following:

Adding Content to the CTERA Portal Cloud Drive

To add to the CTERA Portal cloud drive:

  • In Finder, right-click any folder on your computer that you want to sync and select Sync this folder.

Alternatively:
To add to the CTERA Portal cloud drive:

  1. Right-click the CTERA Agent Menu Bar icon, image.png, and select Settings.
    The CTERA Agent Settings window is displayed.
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  2. Click Main > Cloud Drive in the navigation pane.
    The Cloud Drive page is displayed.
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    The following information is included in the page:
    • All the Cloud Drive folders that are currently synced with folders on the CTERA Agent computer such as the My Files folder.
    • Any other folders on your Cloud Drive.
  3. Click Add Folders.
    The Find Directory window is displayed enabling searching for the folder to add.
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  4. Select the folder or subfolder you want to sync to the cloud drive.
    Note

    You can add a new folder under an existing folder.

  5. Click Choose.

A folder is created in the Cloud Drive and synced with the local folder you selected. The newly synced folder is displayed in the Cloud Drive page under Synced with this Computer.
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Understanding the Overlay Icons

Icons in Finder provide information about the status of the folder or file.

Note

If overlay icons are not displayed, you can enable them in the CTERA Agent Settings window: click Advanced > Desktop Integration and then check Overlay icons on files and folders.

For details about the overlay icons, see Overlay Icons Used By a CTERA Agent

Syncing Other CTERA Portal Folders

You can only sync folders at the top level in your CTERA Portal cloud drive.

Folders at the top level in your CTERA Portal cloud drive that are not synced with your computer are listed under Other folders on cloud. You can sync these folders, adding them to the local cloud drive.

To sync CTERA Portal cloud drive folders to your computer:

  1. Right-click the CTERA Agent Menu Bar icon, image.png, and select Settings.
    Or,
    Click the settings icon, image.png, in the bottom right corner of the CTERA Agent window.
    The CTERA Agent Settings window is displayed.
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  2. Click Main > Cloud Drive in the navigation pane.
    The Cloud Drive page is displayed.
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  3. Select Other folders on cloud.
    All the folders in the CTERA Portal that are not synced with your computer are displayed.
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  4. Click image.png next to the folder you want to sync.
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    If you want to sync to a location other than your Cloud Drive folder:
    1. Click Sync to a different location, to select or create a new location on your computer to which to sync the folder.
      The Find Directory window is displayed enabling searching for the folder to add.
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    2. Select the folder or subfolder you want to sync to the cloud drive.
    3. Click Open.
  5. Click Start Syncing.

The folder is synced in your local cloud drive.

Controlling to Which Local Folder a Cloud Drive Folder Syncs

To specify the local folder for syncing:

  1. Right-click the CTERA Agent Menu Bar icon, image.png, and select Settings.
    Or,
    Click the settings icon, image.png, in the bottom right corner of the CTERA Agent window.
    The CTERA Agent Settings window is displayed.
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  2. Click Main > Cloud Drive in the navigation pane.
    The Cloud Drive page is displayed.
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  3. Click the image.png button for the parent folder of the folder you want to exclude and click Manage Synchronization Settings.
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    The Synchronized folder settings window is displayed.
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  4. To sync the folder to a subfolder of the Cloud Drive folder, select Sync to the Cloud Drive folder.
    The local synced copy of the folder you selected is moved to the Cloud Drive folder.
  5. To sync the folder to a folder other than the Cloud Drive folder:
    1. Select Sync to alternate local folder.
    2. Click in the text box.
      The Find Directory window is displayed enabling searching for the folder to add.
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    3. Select the folder or subfolder you want to sync to the cloud drive.
    4. Click Open.
  6. Click OK.

The changes are applied.

Excluding Folders

You can exclude subfolders, so that the content on the CTERA Portal is no longer synced with the local content. You can do this as part of the CTERA Agent configuration or by manually stopping or starting the sync of a folder, as described in Manually Managing Folder Syncing.

To configure folders to exclude from syncing:

  1. Right-click the CTERA Agent Menu Bar icon, image.png, and select Settings.
    Or,
    Click the settings icon, image.png, in the bottom right corner of the CTERA Agent window.
    The CTERA Agent Settings window is displayed.
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  2. Click Main > Cloud Drive in the navigation pane.
    The Cloud Drive page is displayed.
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  3. Click the image.png button for the parent folder of the folder you want to exclude and click Manage Synchronization Settings.
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    The Synchronized folder settings window is displayed.
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  4. Under Excluded subfolders, click Add.
    A row is added to the Excluded subfolders list.
  5. Click in the row and type the name of a subfolder under the parent folder you want to exclude from syncing. For example, to exclude subfolder1 that is under subfolder that is under the parent folder, enter \subfolder\subfolder1.
    Note

    You cannot browse to the folder to exclude.

  6. Repeat step 4 to add more subfolders as necessary.
  7. Click image.png to remove an added folder from the exclude list.
  8. Click OK.

The changes are applied.

Manually Managing Folder Syncing

You can manually stop, suspend and unsuspend syncing content.

To stop syncing a folder:

  • Either:
    In Finder, when the CTERA Agent is not configured as a Caching Agent, right-click the folder on your computer and select CTERA Agent > Stop syncing this folder. For a subfolder, select CTERA Agent > Exclude folder from sync.
    Note

    To include a folder that you stopped syncing, select CTERA Agent > Sync this folder. To include a subfolder that you excluded, select CTERA Agent > Include folder in sync.

    Or,
    1. Open CTERA Agent Settings window.
    2. Click Main > Cloud Drive in the navigation pane.
      The Cloud Drive page is displayed.
    3. Click the image.png button for the parent folder of the folder you want to exclude and click Stop Syncing This Folder.

To suspend syncing:

  • Either:
    Right-click the CTERA Agent Menu Bar icon, image.png, and select Suspend Sync.
    Or,
    In the CTERA Agent window, click image.png to the right of View online.
    Or,

    1. Open CTERA Agent Settings window.
    2. Click Main > Cloud Drive in the navigation pane.
      The Cloud Drive page is displayed.
    3. Click Suspend.

    Syncing is suspended.

The CTERA Agent window also shows that syncing is suspended, as does the Menu Bar icon.

To resume syncing:

  • Either:
    Right-click the CTERA Agent Menu Bar icon, image.png, and select Unsuspend Sync.
    Or,
    In the CTERA Agent window, click image.png to the right of View online.
    Or,

    1. Open CTERA Agent Settings window.
    2. Click Main > Cloud Drive in the navigation pane.
      The Cloud Drive page is displayed.
    3. Click Unsuspend.

    Syncing resumes.


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