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Storage and data recovery

As a standard, your workplace comes equipped with a limited amount of disk space. We offer a number of options for extending your disk space. In addition, ISSC can help you recover lost files.

Data storage services

Workgroup on the J: -drive

A workgroup is a shared folder on the J: -drive. The storage capacity of shared drives is automatically extended when the maximum capacity is reached. You do not need to apply for an extension.
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Bulk storage

If you work with large data sets, you can opt for bulk storage space. Bulk storage is available per terabyte (TB).
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Extend personal storage on P: -drive

You are issued 25 GB of disk space for data on your personal drive (the P-drive). You can extend this to a maximum of 50 GB.
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OneDrive is the university cloud storage at Microsoft that allows you to securely store, sync and share files. When you store your data in OneDrive, you always have online access to your files. You get 1TB or 1024 GB of storage space by default. OneDrive is part of Office and works flawlessly with the Office apps on multiple laptops, smartphones and tablets. OneDrive is your personal online storage: you decide which files or folders in OneDrive you want to share with others. You can upload files from Windows Explorer or Mac Finder and download them again if you wish.

Data recovery

If you accidentally deleted important files, you should first try to recover them yourself. Follow the manual for recovering data on the P- or J-drive. If you do not manage to recover your data, you can ask ISSC for help via an application for data recovery.

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