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Information Systems & Technology

Cloud Storage

» Cloud Storage

Chapman University offers multiple options for cloud storage solutions, such as OneDrive and Google Drive. Below is a short comparison chart to help clarify the similarities and differences between both cloud storage solutions.

Important Changes to Google Storage

Last year Google announced it would end its long-standing policy of providing unlimited storage to higher education institutions. All universities will now have to limit the amount of data they can store in their Google instances. Please visit our Google Storage Change page to learn more.


Comparison table for Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.
OneDrive Google Drive


(both desktop and web apps)


(web apps only)

Integrated Applications Office 365 suite & 3rd party (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) ONLY Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and some 3rd party apps.
Email Access Outlook N/A - Gmail is not available through Chapman licensing.
Data Access Protection SSO & 2FA SSO & 2FA
Versioning 500 Versions 30-day history
File Sharing Permissions Three tiers plus additional advanced permissions scenarios.  Three tiers of user permissions: View, Edit, and Comment.
File Sync to Desktop  Yes No
Available Storage 5 TB/user

40 GB/Faculty & Staff

15 GB/Students*

Please visit our Dropbox page for more details and information about Dropbox licensing.

File Migration from Dropbox to OneDrive

IS&T will be managing the file migrating from Dropbox to OneDrive so there is very little action required by the end-user. However, there are some preparation steps that need to be completed by the end-user prior to the data migration. Below are some instructions for pre-migration steps as well as post-migration steps and permission settings.

Pre-Migration Instructions

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Post-Migration Instructions

Before you commence the Post-Migration Instructions, please be sure you have launched and opened OneDrive.

For instructions on setting up OneDrive, visit our OneDrive Resource Page.

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Useful OneDrive Information

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Service Desk


Support service hours are listed below:

Spring 2024

Mon - Thursday:
 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Service Desk Location
Leatherby Libraries. 222 University Drive. Orange, CA 92866
Address Main Office:
635 W. Palm Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
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