If you use your University Google Drive, please read this!
Later this year, all University personal and shared Google Drives will be limited to 20GB storage. In current terms, this is very little space, and you may not even realise that you are over this limit.
Check your usage
You can check your personal drive usage by going to https://drive.google.com/settings/storage . If you’re already logged into Google, make sure that it’s with your Cambridge account (hover over the circular icon at the top right to see confirmation). If you haven’t already logged in, you’ll be prompted to do so. Use your @cam e-mail address and password.
If you’re over the limit
If you are over the 20GB limit, you need to reduce your usage as soon as possible, either by deleting data or by moving it elsewhere. If you remain over the limit:
- On 4th September, your Google Drive will become read-only.
- On 5th December, you will be given 30 days to reduce your usage or have any data over 20GB deleted.
Please note that there is no option to purchase additional space. If you have more than 20GB of data, you will need to move it.
Moving data elsewhere
We provide recommendations on file storage and sharing, covering services such as IFS, OneDrive and Research data storage, with information on how to get started.
If you decide to move your Google Drive data to your University OneDrive (which offers 5TB of storage), you can contact the UIS Service Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a managed migration: they can copy your data for you.