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Home Drive

Home Drive Storage Service (UBC IT)

Similar to Warehouse this is an additional UBC IT provided data storage service to securely store your files.  Unlike Warehouse this service is limited to UBC employees that have an EAD account.  This private cloud storage service allows users to securely store their personal files to a central service at no cost.

This service is not for sharing files.  If you need to share the content of your Home Drive with others, it will need to be copied to an alternate location such as Warehouse or future Collab server. 

Account Setup: Contact MSL IT
Supported Platforms: Windows, MacOSX, and Linux
User Guide: Setup
FAQ: Home Drive FAQ
Storage Quota: 

Intended Purpose

You can use the Home Drive Storage Service to store your business related files, and can also be used for incidental personal use, as noted in Policy #104. By storing your files on the home drive service, your files are accessible to you from any computer connected to the UBC network (e.g. from your office or over VPN).

Backup Protection

The Home Drive Storage Service also provides protection for your files, as all data stored on your Home Drive is backed up daily, and retained for a period of 28 days, making the files recoverable for up to 28 days.

Pricing Model

Additional storage is available in increments of 10GB (up to a maximum of 100GB) for the price of $7 per year. Fees will be billed monthly to a single speed chart. To request additional storage, users will need to contact their IT Administrator to submit a request on their behalf. If you would like assistance in locating your IT administrator, please can contact the UBC IT Service Centre Help Desk.

Disk Space Usage Warnings

Users will receive a disk space usage warning when they reach 90%, 100%, and 150% of their assigned quota. Customers exceeding the 100% threshold have a 30 day grace period before their directory is locked (unable to create new files or folders). Customers should reduce their usage below 100% before the grace period expires by either requesting more quota or deleting unneeded files. Your directory is locked immediately if you exceed 150% of your assigned quota.

For more information on the Home Drive Storage Service, please visit the Home Drive Storage Service page.