UWBIT Hosted Storage

UWB IT offers standard hosted file storage on the UWB Fileservers. If the standard offerings do not meet your needs, please email uwbit@uw.edu for further assistance.

Accessing the UWB Fileservers

    Includes information for off-campus access, and mapping network drives.

About the UWBIT Fileservers

Department shares

Collaboration shares

Faculty-Staff shares  (Home Directories/U: drives)


UWB Information Technologies offers 195 GB of storage per department (unit, School), hosted on the UWB Fileservers. This server space is intended to be used for storage of departmental files.

Access can be granted to either UW NetIDs, or UWB Access Accounts.

To request UW NetID access: Managers/supervisors should submit a request to uwbit@uw.edu with the employee's NetID, and a full filepath to the folders that they will need access to.

To request UWB Access Account access: If the user already has a UWB Access Account, the manager/supervisor should submit a request to uwbit@uw.edu with the employee's name, and a full filepath to the folders that they will need access to.


UWB Information Technologies offers Collaboration folders for cross-department file sharing. The Collaboration folders are sized at 7 GB by default.

To request a new Collaboration folder: Submit a request to uwbit@uw.edu with the desired name of the folder, the purpose of the folder, and a list of those who need access to the folder, including their NetIDs if NetID access is desired.

Faculty-Staff (Home Directory, U: drive)

UWB Information Technologies is no longer offering a personal U: drive to new employees. UW through UWIT(Seattle) provides a U: drive to all faculty/staff that is 30 GB in size.

Please visit our U: drive information page for further details:

UW U Drive

UWB employees who have a pre-existing UWB IT hosted U: drive and wish to switch to the larger (30 GB vs. 7 GB) UW hosted U: Drive, please contact UWB IT at uwbit@uw.edu for assistance.

About the UWBIT Fileservers

UWB Information Technologies hosted storage is available 24/7, and consists of redundant servers located on and off campus. Backups are taken nightly, and are retained for up to two weeks.

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