Oregon State University offers many different cloud storage locations: Microsoft One Drive, Google Drive, and Box.

All of your different storage locations can be managed by Kumo (OSU lab computers and desktops only). Instructions for setting up Kumo are available here

Box

Box can be accessed in the browser here. Unlimited storage space is available through Box.

Files and folders can be uploaded to Box. When uploading files and folders, they cannot be bigger than 15GB in size. From there they can be shared with collaborators.

Using Box integration with Microsoft Word and Google Web Apps, files can be created and edited within the Box browser.

Not only can files be shared but folders can be also - giving collaborators of a folder access to all files in the folder without sharing each individual files.

Folders can also be requested to be made into institutional folders. Institutional means that OSU takes ownership of the folder and files and if you leave the university there is no worry about remembering to change or give ownership of your folders and files.

Folders can also be chosen to be synced so that any chosen folders on your computer will sync with any changes made to the folders on the cloud.

After you leave the university, files can be transferred to a personal account or your OSU Box account can be changed to a free account.

  • If you are over the storage limit (5GB for a free account) when changing to a free account, Box allows you to keep all your files but you cannot edit or add more files till you are lower than the limit.

Instructions and help for setting up Box are available here

Using FTP on Box:

Referance:
  1. Using Box with FTP: https://community.box.com/t5/Managing-Your-Content/Using-Box-with-FTP/ta-p/312
  2. Troubleshooting FTP with Box: https://community.box.com/t5/Managing-Your-Content/I-m-having-trouble-using-FTP-with-Box/ta-p/323
  3. FTP Preserve Original Created Modified Times: https://community.box.com/t5/Managing-Your-Content/FTP-Preserve-Original-Created-Modified-Times/ta-p/341
Notes:
  1. FTP is designed to be used for initial bulk uploading and occasional bulk downloading of files from your account is a great option if you need to do a one-time migration of data into Box.
  2. As of 5/9/2016 WinSCp 5.7.7 will not work with Box FTP due to a mismatch of FTP server DH key lengths between WinSCP and Box. Firezilla works.
  3. FTP unencrypted (port 21) is disabled on OSU's Box instance. FTPS implicit (port 990) and FTPES explicit (port 21) are available over passive FTP. Active FTP and SFTP are not supported.
  4. Resuming an upload/download: The commands, REST (restart) and APPE (append) are not supported. This means that we do not support the ability to resume uploads/downloads on Box for FTP. Any failed upload or download needs to be retried.
  5. FTP is not recommended or supported as a primary access method, or as a 2-way sync mechanism, check out Box Sync for that.
  • FTP as a transfer protocol does not support Single Sign-On. To use FTP, you will need to create a Box-specific password to supplement your SSO login.
    • You can do so by logging in to your Box account from a browser. 
    • In the top right corner, next to your name, click the arrow to open a drop down menu and choose 'Account Settings'. 
    • At the bottom of the page, in the 'Account' tab, create a new password in the 'Create an External Password' section. 
How-to:

To connect to Box's FTP server, you will need an FTP client of your choosing (Firezilla, Cyberduck, SmartFTP, etc.). Please read reference #3 on how to Preserve Original Created/Modified Times if that is something you need.

To access Box's FTP server, please use the following:

  • Server: ftp.box.com
  • Username: Your OSU Box account email address
  • Password: Your Box account password (OSU uses SSO please see Note #6 before proceeding)
  • Port: 990 for implicit encrypted connection (FTPS), or 21 for explicit encrypted connection (FTPES).
  • Passive FTP

Mount Box on Mac OS

  • Press command-K and enter the WebDAV URL: https://dav.box.com/dav
  • Enter your ONID UPN (email address) and the external password you created
Troubleshooting:

See reference #2

Microsoft One Drive

One Drive can be accessed in your browser here. Only 1TB of storage space is available through One Drive.

Through One Drive, you can either create or upload files. From there, they can be shared with collaborators.

When you leave the university files need to be transferred to a personal account or to another OSU student or they will be lost.

Instructions and help for setting up One Drive are available here

Google Drive

Google Drive is accessible through Google Web Apps. Unlimited storage space is available through Google Drive.

Through the various Google Drive Apps, you can either create or upload files. From there, they can be shared with collaborators.

Not only can files be shared but folders can be also - giving collaborators of a folder access to all files in the folder without sharing each individual file.

When you leave the university files need to be transferred to a personal account or to another OSU student or they will be lost.

Instructions and help for accessing Google drive are available here