All CCAS Cloud users receive a personal home folder (H drive) and are granted to access to their home department shared drive (G drive). All GW faculty, staff and students receive access to GW Box, the university's enterprise file sharing service for online cloud storage and collaboration.
The following breakdown describes user storage quotas:
All full-time faculty receive a 100GB quota for their personal home folder. This storage is intended for general University use in the areas of administration, instruction, and research.
All staff receive a 20GB quota for their personal home folder. This storage is intended for general University administration and support of faculty instruction and research.
Students receive ColumbianIDs on an as-needed basis depending on their course enrollment. Quotas are established on a per-course basis.
Users will be notified if their storage quota has been reached or is near the limit.
Backup and Recovery
Data stored on a user's personal home folder (H drive) or department shared drive (G drive) is routinely backed up every six hours (four times daily) and retained for one week. Weekly backups are retained for one month, and monthly backups are retained for four months. Requests for recovery should be submitted to GW IT Support.