Storing and Sharing Files

Department NAS Storage, NevadaBox, OneDrive, and more. These articles will help you understand the storage options available to University students and employees.

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Network Data Storage (NAS)

OIT offers secure disk space for the storage of work-related data on the Network Attached Storage (NAS) system. NAS consists of hard disk storage and software for configuring and mapping file locations to the network-attached device (like a computer linked to the UNR domain).


NevadaBox is a cloud-based storage solution for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Nevada, Reno. This storage solution is intended to be for University-related work only. Files on NevadaBox can be easily shared with collaborators who also have Box account.

New Data Storage Limit: Box has updated their policy to no longer offer unlimited storage, which has affected the University and requires migration of data in some cases. More information about individual and department storage quotas can be found in the NevadaBox Policies and Procedures article below.

Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive is a Microsoft cloud-based storage solution. OneDrive is part of Office 365 but can be downloaded to your computer for ease of use. OIT Security Policy allows OneDrive files to be shared with internal collaborators. Sharing OneDrive files with external collaborators is prohibited.

When individuals leave the University they will no longer have access to the files in their OneDrive account. Their files will need to be transferred to a personal account or to another University faculty or staff or they will be lost.

Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint is an online collaboration tool ideal for departments who need to centralize lists, documents, and discussions in one place, and limit the access given to those items. It is commonly used at the University for Project Management, resource lists, and a central place to store employee's leave records.

Most departments on campus already have a dedicated SharePoint site. However, any SharePoint space can be created and managed for more specific groups if necessary. SharePoint has been set up to allow departments to manage access themselves, although a dedicated Systems Administrator is available if necessary.

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Storage Restrictions by Data Type

Before storing or sharing information, you must determine the type of data you are working with.

Cloud Storage and University Data

Learn how NevadaBox, OneDrive, and other cloud storage products protect University data.

Storage Quotas by Storage Type

Storage limits for the various cloud storage solutions supported by OIT