GDrive Migration Information
This is the location CHPC will use to supply information - how to guides, tips, etc - on the migration of data from Google Drive.
CHPC will be holding a series of Office Hour type sessions to work with users, starting the week of February 20, 2022. These sessions will be informal, guided by user questions. This will be a time during which CHPC staff will be available to field questions from users on any aspect of the move off Google Drive, including storage options available, use of rclone, other data movement options, etc.
Campus Level Alternatives
As mentioned in our announcement of 14 February 2022, current campus level options, though they are limited in amount of storage provided, include Box and Microsoft OneDrive. There is also a UIT Knowledge Base article with information on options and their suitability for different types of data (public/sensitive/restricted).
Added 4 March 2022/Updated 15 March 2022
Another alternative to consider, depending on the nature of the data, may be LabArchives. For information, including a links to a set of recordings of webinars, see the Marriott Library LabArchive page. We have heard that LabArchives was just renewed for an additional year, until the end of March 2023.
As we gather information that we believe will be of general interest to others, we will add it here.
This information is not in any specific order.
##Use the Data Transfer Nodes (DTNs) for data transfer process - see DTN page for details. Can spread transfers across different DTNs.
##OneDrive file size limit is 250 GB; Box file size limit is 15 GB 50 GB
13 April 2022:
Change in limit for the University Google Drive - now 25 GB instead of 5 GB. Central IT is working on a new contract with Google that will also allow departments to purchase additional space. Pricing and other details to follow once the contract has been finalized.
What happens after 29 April 2022: At this time, Google will not allow users over the limit to write to the GDrive space. No data deletion will be done at this point, but this is expected to happen later in the year for those still over the limit
Links to pricing of other cloud storage offerings
Looking at other options available via Box (thanks to Heidi Schubert!). Will post more here when available.
Information on limits/restrictions on OneDrive. This includes file/folder names, characters, file types
Hints with rclone
More information about rclone options for gdrive is found at https://rclone.org/drive/
Handling shortcuts on gdrive:
Dealing with duplicate file name: