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Overview

KU faculty and staff have access to personal file storage via a Home Drive (V: drive) connected to their work computer. Faculty, staff and students all have OneDrive for Business cloud storage accessible via KU's myCommunity collaboration service.


Personal File Storage for Faculty & Staff

Home Drive – 10 GB of storage space, where only you can access files

Features of Home Drive storage

  • Ability to scale to meet large storage needs
  • Nightly data backups with off-site storage
  • Daily snapshots with self-service file recovery
  • High availability through use of redundant hardware
  • Integrated anti-virus scanning
  • 24/7 monitoring and support by experienced KU IT staff

Non-Approved Uses of Personal File Storage via Home Drive

Data classified as "Level 1 - Confidential Information" by the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy, including information protected by HIPPA (health info), FERPA (student records), GLB (financials) and PCI (e-commerce), cannot not be stored on KU group file storage or personal file storage. For a complete list of data classified as "Level 1" please see the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy: Appendix 1. Please contact your Technology Support Staff regarding the special permissions and processes required to store Level 1 data.

Home Drive storage is provided via KU's Central File Storage Service. Learn more about Central File Storage.


OneDrive for Business – 1 TB of storage space, which can be shared with others at KU and external contacts

Microsoft OneDrive for Business is a cloud-based storage and file sharing service that provides 1TB of online storage for KU students, faculty and staff. OneDrive for Business is directly integrated with Office 365 for editing and co-authoring documents. Files in your OneDrive for Business can be shared with contacts internal and external to KU.

OneDrive for Business is available within KU's myCommunity collaboration service. OneDrive for Business and myCommunity are accessible anywhere, anytime, from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Non-Approved Uses of Personal File Storage via OneDrive for Business

Data classified as "Level 1 - Confidential Information" by the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy, including information protected by HIPPA (health info), FERPA (student records), GLB (financials) and PCI (e-commerce), cannot not be stored on KU group file storage or personal file storage. For a complete list of data classified as "Level 1" please see the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy: Appendix 1. Please contact your Technology Support Staff regarding the special permissions and processes required to store Level 1 data.

For more information about OneDrive for Business:


Personal File Storage for Students

OneDrive for Business – 1 TB of storage space, which can be shared with others at KU and external contacts

Microsoft OneDrive for Business is a cloud-based storage and file sharing service that provides 1TB of online storage for KU students, faculty and staff. OneDrive for Business is directly integrated with Office 365 for editing and co-authoring documents. Files in your OneDrive for Business can be shared with contacts internal and external to KU.

OneDrive for Business is available within KU's myCommunity collaboration service. OneDrive for Business and myCommunity are accessible anywhere, anytime, from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Non-Approved Uses of Personal File Storage via OneDrive for Business

Data classified as "Level 1 - Confidential Information" by the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy, including information protected by HIPPA (health info), FERPA (student records), GLB (financials) and PCI (e-commerce), cannot not be stored on KU group file storage or personal file storage. For a complete list of data classified as "Level 1" please see the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy: Appendix 1. Please contact your Technology Support Staff regarding the special permissions and processes required to store Level 1 data.

For more information about OneDrive for Business:


Learn about Group File Storage

Learn about Research File Storage


Eligibility:
Faculty & Staff
Graduate Research & Teaching Assistants
Graduate Students


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