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ETH Zurich polybox


More details in the ITS Blog. See also the comments in the German Post.

Problems or Questions

The ITS Service Desk is available for assistance.


OS X sync clients can't be updated automatically if you use a self managed computer. Please update to 2.4.1 manually: polybox clients

Current Status

polybox based on the server version 10.0.7. The current desktop sync client 2.4.1 cf. polybox clients

Use Case

polybox offers all ETH members "Dropbox-similar ETH on-campus storage". The following simple formula describes the use case very well:

"polybox – Use it as a logical memory stick – store your data on the ETH campus"

Service ""

ITS System Services (ID SD) as the internal service provider, will provide "" service with 50 GB of storage on the ETH storage facilities. The service is available to all ETH members and is free of charge.

polybox Access

Please note that folders using a desktop sync client/WebDav to synchronize with polybox are not a functional substitute for the ITS NAS service. In particular, synchronized folders should never contain the original file. The recommended procedure is to edit files at their original location and make a copy in the sync folder which can then be placed in polybox.


polybox data is backed up. In case of data loss, please contact the service providers. To recover deleted files up to 7 days old, please read the instructions at Guide\Web Client (Note on the bottom)

polybox meets the following requirements:

The service is based on VM server infrastructure and dedicated NAS storage systems. These systems are operated by the ITS in ETH server rooms.


For all feedback concerning polyboxservice:

Service Provider

Dr. Tilo Steiger ITS System Services, Tel.: 27175
Caratsch Gianluca ITS System Services, Tel.: 24630
Urs Gubler ITS System Services, Tel.: 38490


The ITS Service Desk is the first point of contact for support.