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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
Project Volume
must be requested
Access files from... Any cluster computer and via Virtual Andrew Any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection
Share files with...
  • Self
  • All Andrew users
    Includes features for controlling access to your data; see PTS Groups
Self
  • Self
  • Any individual with an email address
  • 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 5 GB (max)
Backup Run nightly creating a read-only "snap shot" of your files Automatically backed up twice each day Vendor-implemented backup. User retrieval from other devices, trash or previous versions.
Run nightly creating a read-only "snap shot" of your files
Security

Encrypted authentication

Encrypted authentication Encrypted authentication, encrypted file transfer, encrypted file storage, user-set permissions
Encrypted authentication
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Mac:

Project Volume

Last Updated: 11/5/14