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UT Box Cloud Data Storage Service

UT now offers Box Enterprise Service (UTBox) for all students, faculty and staff.  UTBox is a cloud hosted data storage service similar to Dropbox.  Unlike Dropbox, UTBox meets the security requirements for UT Confidential (formerly Category 1) data.  Dropbox and others do not and should not be used for UT Confidential data.

To get started with UT Box: 

Assistance with UT Box, please see the UT Box Wiki page.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business

The University's instance of OneDrive for Business is a cloud-based storage service that allows access to your files, from anywhere, on any device with 1TB of available storage space.  OneDrive for Business also meets the security requirements for UT Confidential (formerly Category 1) data.

To get started with OneDrive for Business

For more information on how to access and use OneDrive, please visit UT ServiceNow Knowledge articles

Student Data Storage

All ECE students have 4GB of network disk space available on Austin disk. Students should use this server storage instead of storing files on the local hard drive.  Local hard drives are not backed up and in some labs all data is lost when the machine is rebooted. To access this disk space, please visit

LRC Linux Infrastructure

All ECE Linux accounts are allocated 1GB of disk space. This space, also called "home directory," is accessible from any ECE-LRC workstation or server. The home directory is auto-mounted upon login to the ECE Linux Applicaiton servers.

Backup and Recovery


The UTBackup service provides an enterprise-level, centralized, and automated end-point backup solution for UT Austin compute devices.  The UTBackup services provides faculty and staff who use desktops and laptops a simple and automatic resource for backup up and restoring files.

This is not a file synchronization system (like Dropbox, UTBox), but a program to backup existing files. The purpose is to backup information that may be lost in the event of a disaster or accident (i.e. computer hard drive crash or damaged, recovering a file that you deleted.)

Download the UTBackup client

For licensing and registration information, please contact the ECE IT Service Desk by sending an email to sends e-mail)

Installation, Configuration, and Restoring Files

Snapshots (Linux application server home directories)

The ability to recover a file from your Linux home directory mounted on the Linux application servers depends on what times it existed in your home directory, how long it existed, and how long ago you deleted it. For more information about file recovery, see the snapshot documentation.

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