8. What’s the project plan?

The UC Berkeley Storage Changes Transition team will work to make the change as seamless as possible for the campus community. This is the tentative high-level plan. This plan may change as the project progresses.

September 2020 - April 2022

  • Implement 2nd phase of quotas
    • Starting Oct. 27, 2021, the following quotas will apply to Box accounts created before July 2020: Individual Accounts: 50GB, Special Purpose Accounts (SPAs): 500GB. If a Box account exceeds these values, the quota will be established at 10% above current usage.

  • Trash retention changes
    • Starting Oct. 27, 2021 files in the trash will automatically be emptied 30 days after being put in the trash. Files in trash that are 30+ days old when the setting change goes into effect will not be emptied for 30 days, which will be Nov. 26, 2021.
  • Migration of largest Box users to new storage options
  • Compiling a list of storage options as adaptations to storage limits
  • Assistance with migration of data for Box users exceeding quota
  • Implement 3rd phase of quotas

April 2022 - March 2023

  • Fall 2022: Finish migration of Box users to alternative solutions
  • Examine possibilities for continued use of Box services on campus, perhaps as a recharge-based service for scaled back population