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SFU vault is a cloud storage system
SFU vault provides easy file sharing between teams or individual users to assist in the various projects undertaken by university members and to foster collaboration from external access points. You only need internet connectivity to manage files in the cloud storage system.
All SFU files uploaded into the system will be protected under the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act(FIPPA), which alleviates any risk of storing sensitive information within US-based cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
SFU Vault is a multi-device, cloud file synchronization service, but it is not a replacement for good backups.
If you or your device makes destructive changes to files, those destructive changes may also be synchronized. In many cases, SFU Vault's file versioning and access to recently deleted files may be able to help recover accidentally "lost" or damaged files; however, the ability to recover files is limited by the amount of space free in your personal SFU Vault quota and other factors.
SFU Vault enables storage of and access to files in the cloud across devices. While synchronizing your files to multiple devices may provide additional resiliancy in some circumstances (hard drive failure on one machine, for example), not all cases of file loss can be addressed by file synchronization. For that reason, we do not recommend that SFU Vault be used as your only method of keeping your data safe.