Backup & Storage


ITS Departmental Backup services range from coverage of individual faculty and staff workstations to departmental servers.

  • Desktop Backup
    Automatic backup and disaster recovery of faculty and staff computers.
  • MiBackup
    Networked backup of data on your server-level machines (such as application and file servers, server-side databases, and research data collections).


ITS provides multiple options to help you access, share, and store your information.

  • U-M Box
    U-M Box is the University of Michigan's implementation of's cloud collaboration and storage service. Box at U-M offers an easy and safe way to store and share files and collaborate with others, both within and outside the university. U-M Box is available to all current faculty, staff, emeritus, and students at the University of Michigan, including the Health System.
  • U-M Google Drive
    Documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more—U-M Google Drive gives you the ability to collaborate with colleagues in real time anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Cloud Services
    ITS offers public cloud computing to the University of Michigan community. The service enables the U-M community to more easily consume public cloud computing. It integrates resources on campus, provides consulting services and training, and looks for opportunities to provide shared services using cloud computing.
  • mFile
    mFile gives you secure access to your U-M AFS space from any computer with an Internet connection.
  • Andrew File System (AFS)
    A central file storage, sharing, and retrieval system for U-M faculty, staff and students.
  • MiStorage
    MiStorage provides U-M faculty, staff and students the ability to store and access large amounts of data to support their specific application(s) in a user-friendly, secure, and cost-effective environment.
  • MiServer
    MiServer is a virtual server environment managed by ITS.

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