How do I transfer files to and from JARVICE?

JARVICE Storage Vaults

The default storage location is /data in your application environment and is where JARVICE applications primarily read and write data.

You can upload and download your data at any time whether you are running jobs or not. Here are three different ways to transfer data on Nimbix:

  • Using Vaults over HTTPS (recommended)
  • Secure FTP protocol (SFTP)
  • Nimbix File Manager

Let's take a look at each method below.


In order to access Vaults click on the link below:

Log in using your Nimbix username and your API key as your password.

Once you're logged in, you'll see your Dashboard


The Home directory is where your main folders (Elastic_File, Performance_SSD) will live. These folders contain all of your Nimbix files and are the only locations you can save files. Keep in mind you cannot drag and drop files between your Elastic_File folder and your Performance_SSD folder. You will have to upload to each of them directly.

Clicking on one of your directories will display all data that's available to be downloaded or accessed inside of JARVICE.


Managing Your Files

Managing files is easier with Vaults, not to mention much faster than SFTP and the Nimbix File Manager when downloading/uploading files.

Uploading: There are 2 ways to upload.

 - You can drag and drop files from your computer into the specific folder you'd like to upload to

 - You can click on the Upload button to navigate to a file/folder on your computer to upload

Notice on the Upload button there is a down arrow that opens a drop-down menu when clicked. This drop-down gives you the option to change the action taken when the uploaded file or file name already exists.


Downloading: There are multiple ways to download your files.

 - Clicking on the Gear Icon will select the given file and give you options like RenameDownload, or Delete. You will get the same options when right clicking on any folder.


- If you're looking to download a single file, you can simply click on the file name and it will start downloading automatically. 

For more info and a few tips and tricks regarding Vaults, check out our article on Vaults.

Connecting with SFTP 

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 2222 (TCP) from your IT department.

Step 1: Download an SFTP client, such as FileZilla

Step 2: Configure your client and connect

Port: 2222
Username: Your Nimbix username
Password: Your Nimbix 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.


Nimbix File Manager

In order to use the Nimbix File Manager, please follow the quick and easy steps below.

  • Login to the portal at
  • Click “Compute” in the top navigation bar.
  • Scroll down and click “JARVICE File Manager” app card.


  • This will expand the app card, click on “File Manager” in the bottom left corner.
  • This will take you to a “Task Builder” screen.  At this point, unless instructed otherwise, take all of the defaults, and click the green “Submit” button.
  • You’ll be returned to your Dashboard. After a few seconds, you’ll see a new job titled “JARVICE File Manager: <job Number>”, click on "Click here to connect"


  • At this point you should now see the content of your /data folder and be able to drag and drop files to and from your local machine.


Once you’re done moving data, go back to your Dashboard and shutdown your File Manager job.


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