What services can I use to migrate files to Box?

You can use the following services to migrate files to Box. Note that the maximum file size for uploading an individual file to Box is 15 GB; you should not upload more than one file larger than 5 GB at a time. For more, see What is the maximum file size I can upload to my IU Box account?

Important:

Before you can use Box to store Restricted and some Critical institutional data, you will need to:

  1. Verify that your data are allowed in Box; see What types of data are appropriate for my IU Box account?
  2. Put the data in a folder owned by the appropriate account; see At IU, how do I request a Box account for use with sensitive data?
  3. Understand and implement the security measures in Protecting sensitive data in Box.

On this page:


File migration services list

Service Supported platforms Preserves timestamps? * Details Notes
Box Sync

Mac, Windows

Yes About Box Sync
Most fault-tolerant option; when used for data migration, this method requires periodic removal of files from your local computer.
FTPS Linux, Mac, Windows Yes How can I access my IU Box account with FTPS or WebDAV?
Works better with some FTP clients than others; can run parallel transfers if the client supports it.
IU Cloud Storage Linux, Mac, Windows No Using IU Cloud Storage to migrate files between systems
A good solution if you don't have a lot of data and don't want to install anything (Box Sync, FTP client, etc.)
WebDAV Linux, Mac, Windows No How can I access my IU Box account with FTPS or WebDAV?
Behaves like a mapped drive; works on all platforms. For Linux-specific instructions, see Using Box under Linux.

* For information about timestamps, see Box's Understanding Box File Timestamps.

Bulk file migration

For information about options for transferring large amounts of data to Box, email boxinfo@iu.edu.

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