Ingest Content
Plug external hard drives directly into the node, and copy their contents into a space.

Click ingest.

Select your USB storage device. Next, click the ellipsis next to the USB storage device and then click copy-and-sync.

Click click to select a destination folder.

Select the space into which you would like to ingest your content.

Optional Use add folder to create a new folder inside the space.

Select the folder into which you would like to ingest your content. Then click choose folder.

Optional Use job priority: slowest, default, fastest to set how quickly you would like the copy to occur.


Optional Use conflict resolution: skip conflicts, overwrite if newer, overwrite if different, overwrite all to choose how you would like to handle different copies of the same file in the USB device and in the destination folder.

Optional Use Sync Folders to synchronize the contents of the USB drive with the space. Use Archive Overwritten Files to move files that would have been overwritten to a backup folder. Use copy root folder to create a folder inside the destination folder, and copy all of the files on the USB drive into it.

Click copy.

Optional Click sync files to view progress on the ingest.


Your external hard drive must be formatted as FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, HFS+, NTFS, ext2, ext3, or ext4 in order to ingest its contents. External hard drives formatted as APFS, are not supported.

If you try to plug an APFS formatted hard drive into the node, it will not appear in the ingest tab.


If you would like to move content from an external hard drive formatted as APFS, you can connect the external hard drive to your workstation, access a space as a network share, and then copy the content from the drive to the space, over the network.


You cannot directly write data from the node to an external drive

If you would like to write data from the node to an external drive, connect the drive to your workstation, and then copy the data from a space on the node to your external drive.