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1 Overview

What — Mediaflux is a very capable, general and extensible data management platform for managing digital assets. You can read a little about it here:

Why - It can manage any type of unstructured data, as well as structured data, and relationships between structured and unstructured data. It can be used for ingesting, storing and discovering any type of data. It has a focus on discoverable rich meta-data supporting data. Mediaflux also has advanced inter-operability (so it can interact with other unlike systems) features as well as capabilities supporting big and distributed data.

How - Please read the service description that provides a high-level summary of what our service offers.

Please note that with the release of the new system (Oct 25 2018) the server name and IP has changed. However, most of the screen shots and videos in the documentation still use the old address (eventually we will update). All tables and text have been updated with the correct details.

2 Access

Mediaflux supports many protocols and access mechanisms.

We recommend the Mediaflux Explorer (a drag-and-drop Java client) as the best starting place for working with your data (this link describes how to download, install and login to the Explorer). The Explorer uses the secure HTTPS protocol.

You can also read further about the various access mechanisms supported here - these describe how to log in with University accounts, AAF (Australian Access Federation) and local accounts via the various interfaces.

3 How to work with your Project Data

Because Mediaflux is a very diverse system, it is not possible to describe everything you can do with it. Instead, we focus on some basic patterns that are relevant to managing research data. What you can do depends a bit on the interface you are using. So or approach will be to describe scenarios, and then discuss which tools are most relevant to it.

4 Spartan HPC Service Users at the University of Melbourne

Some of the data movement tools described in the upload/download links above are conveniently provided to Spartan users via the Spartan module system. Please read the details here.

5 Software Downloads

Please see this link for downloads including various client applications such as 1) the Mediaflux Explorer, 2) ATERM, 3) UoM clients for uploading and downloading data and 4) Training Videos

6 Support

Please send support requests to the email address This will create a ticket inside the UoM Service Now ticketing system.

data_management/mediaflux.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/16 11:53 by Neil Killeen