Oregon State provides a few different options for backing up your data to the cloud. Our reccomended service is Box, but you can also use Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.
- Users have unlimited storage on Box
- Allows uploads of files and folders (individual files cannot exceed 15gb)
- Using Box desktop app, you can work and edit from a folder constantly synced to the cloud
- Easy sharing and collaboration with others
- Box integrates with Microsoft Office and Google Web Apps to allow file editing
- Box isn't suitable for research documents or other classified data
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- Users get 1tb of storage
- Create/edit Office files directly from office or OneDrive on the web
- Allows sharing/collaboration
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- Users have unlimited storage
- Use Google Drive Web Apps directly from Drive
- Supports sharing of files/folders for collaboration
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For more info on data classification/security, see here.
Core IT Services Backup
Data included in the Standard Backup Schedule include:
- science.oregonstate.edu user Email
- File server home directories (see Online Storage and Backup)
- Departmental directories (usually mapped to T:)
- web.science.oregonstate.edu web sites and MySQL databases
All departments fully supported by COSINe are allocated 10 GB of online server storage space per supported user account. The count of the number of user accounts is calculated during the fall term. The server space is backed up according to the standard COSINe backup schedule.
The intended use of this server space is as a repository for user data files, not as space to save full desktop/notebook backups, or large quantities of research data.
Storage capacity beyond the 10 GB per user limit is described here: Expanded Online Storage
Users are also given personal storage space in their home directory.
* Users also have access to 1TB of temporary storage on T:\Scratch (also accessible via /mnt/scratch on the linux command line). This space will be monitored and anything older than 30 days will be removed.
Standard Backup Schedule
Core IT services data, managed servers and other managed network hosts (see Network Host Backup below) are backed up according to the following schedule on a monthly cycle:
||All user files are backed up
||All user files changed since the last full backup are saved
||All user files changed since the last backup are saved
Effectively, this means that user data can be restored to the state it was in at the end-of-day, for any of the previous 30 days.