Each user has a home directory on Chalmers file server. A home directory is a directory/folder where you can store your files. This directory is backed up once per day, which means that this is a secure way to save your files.
There is also something called group file area. A group file area is a shared directory/folder that you and your fellow students can save files together. These directories are backed up once a day. To order a group file area you can use the form "Order a group file area". Link to the form is located at the bottom of the page.
The cloud storage
Box.com is a cloud storage service. This means that the files are stored
online in the cloud. This makes the files reachable from most online computer
What is the
Files moved to box are easily accessed in many ways. There are sync clients
for Mac and Windows, or through different add ins and apps, for example, iOS,
office, outlook, Android and more. Together these makes the cloud storage easily
accessed from everywhere.
This service is very suitable when you are cooperating with people both on
campus and with others. You can easily share files and or folders with other
people regardless if they themselves are using box or not. The system supports
different kind of access to the files.
Things to consider
Just as with other IT resources at Chalmers, you need to think twice before
you store confidential data or sensitive personal information, and you need to
be aware of any applicable rules.
If you are using box on your smartphone or tablet o lock the device since
anyone that gets access of your device can add, remove or change your files.