How to Upload Data to JARVICE using SFTP

JARVICE Storage Vault

The default storage area is available as /data in your application environment and is where Jarvice applications primarily read and write data.  You can transfer files in and out of using an sftp client.

Nimbix provides you with up to 500 gigabytes (GB) of free data storage for your compute jobs in a service called You can upload and download your data at any time whether you are running jobs or not, via the Secure FTP protocol (SFTP) and or using our Nimbix File Manager over HTTPS. Please note, it is best to use SFTP for large file transfers, i.e., any file over 100 GB.

Connecting with SFTP

SFTP provides better performance and is especially helpful when moving large files.  You can log in with your JARVICE username and your JARVICE account's API key as the password.

If you are behind a corporate firewall, you may need to request OUTBOUND access to port 22 (TCP) from your IT department.

Step 1: Download an SFTP client, such as FileZilla.

Step 2: Configure your client and connect

server hostname:
port: 22
username: Your JARVICE username
password: Your JARVICE API key, accessible in the settings area of the portal at For help finding your API Key, see related article Where do I find my JARVICE API Key?

Step 3: Transfer files to and from your


Step 4: Run your application. Your files will be available in your environment under the /data directory.

If you have issues using this method, be sure to check out our other method of transferring data:

How to Upload Data to Nimbix using File Manager

Of course you can always reach out to Nimbix support by emailing and we'll be happy to help!

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