Google Drive capacity reduction


Google has implemented a storage limit for Education customers.  To get Oregon State University use under the limit, and remain there we need to limit the amount of data we have in Google.  In order to reduce the OSU foot print, a limit of 10GB is being rolled out (See Google Drive - Storage Caps ).

  • How do I migrate my Google Docs, and where can I migrate them?


  • Oregon State University
  • Student or Employee
  • Google Drive
  • Office 365
  • OneDrive


This article provides options for reducing your Google Drive usage.


Remove unnecessary files from Google Drive, and then purge them from your Trash.  The files will take space for 30 days unless you empty the trash in Google Drive.

We recommend that you switch to using OneDrive for cloud storage.  Instructions to access OneDrive:

OneDrive - Access Files

To assist in the Migration, you can use Microsoft Migration Manager to copy  your Google Drive data to OneDrive.  The specific tool you will want to use is the Transfer Wizard, which will walk you through connecting to Google Drive as the source and OneDrive as the destination.

Step by step instructions are available here:


If a SharePoint site instead of your personal OneDrive is more appropriate, please request a SharePoint site:


If you want to download your data from Google Drive, you can use Google Takeout for bulk download:

Google Takeout can export the data you own in Google Drive to a Zip file.



For assistance, contact the Service Desk.

If you have a large quantity of data, UIT can assist you in transferring data from specific folder(s) in Google Drive to OneDrive or SharePoint.

Please open a support ticket so we can identify the best way to assist you.


Article ID: 152063
Thu 11/3/22 2:43 PM
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Provide information about your use of Google Drive, and in some cases request an exception for the storage limit policy.