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File Storage Options

Each Carnegie Mellon student, faculty and staff member is allotted server space for file storage. Refer to the chart below to determine the best option for your needs.

  Andrew File System (AFS) MyFiles Box Cloud Storage
Google Apps @ CMU Project Volume
must be requested
Access files from... Any cluster computer and via Virtual Andrew Any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection Any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.
Share files with...

All Andrew users
Includes features for controlling access to your data; see PTS Groups

Anyone

Anyone with an email address

Anyone
  • Self
  • All Andrew users
    Includes features for controlling access to your data; see PTS Groups
Quota 2 GB; see Quota Allocation
2 GB; see Quota Allocation
100 GB Unlimited 5 GB (max)
Backup Run nightly creating a read-only "snap shot" of your files Automatically backed up twice each day Vendor-implemented backup
Vendor-implemented backup Run nightly creating a read-only "snap shot" of your files
Security

Encrypted authentication

Encrypted authentication Encrypted authentication, file storage and file transfer, access permissions set by you
Encrypted authentication, file storage and file transfer, access permissions set by you Encrypted authentication
More information

Windows:

Mac:

Box
Google Apps @ CMU Project Volume

Last Updated: 12/8/14