Storage Options

The bconnected team has compiled ways in which Box account holders can adapt to storage limits. This page will be updated as we gather more information about options.

Recommended

Deletion

  • Remove unneeded files and empty the trash

  • Move any personal non-academic, non-work related files out of UC Berkeley storage accounts

UC Berkeley Back Up or Archive Alternatives

UC Berkeley Box Paid

  • We are examining possibilities for expanded use of Box storage on campus, potentially as a recharge-based service.

  • To learn more, submit your interest in paid expanded Box storage options.

Not Recommended

Migration to Gdrive

  • Gdrive will have storage limits applied in the future. The bConnected team does not recommend migration of archive or backup data from Box to Gdrive for long-term storage.

Hard disk, tape, or network attached storage

  • The bConnected team does not recommend migrating backup or archive data to hard disk, tape, or network attached storage due to lack of replication, physical placement in a earthquake/fire/power-outage zone, and risks related to low quality hardware.

Other Storage Services

External Services 

  • There are other vendors which provide backup and archive services. We have not reviewed or vetted any of those options.