polybox is a Dropbox-similar ETH on-campus storage. The service offers 50 GB of storage on the ETH storage facilities. The service is available to all ETH members and is free of charge.
Please note that polybox is 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.
The polybox service offers no backup. However, you can recover deleted files with the Web Client (note the instructions at the bottom)
- via Web browser polybox.ethz.ch
- via WebDav
- via Desktop Sync Clients
Please note that the Desktop Sync Client is disabled on the Remote Desktop Servers. Use WebDav access for this purpose.
polybox with WebDav
Follow the steps for mapping a new folder Fill in the path to the folder “https://polybox.ethz.ch/remote.php/webdav/”
You will be asked for your credentials – login with your nethz-username and password.
Mac OS X
Follow the steps for connecting to a remote folder Fill in the path “https://polybox.ethz.ch/remote.php/webdav/”
After you connect you will be asked for your credentials – login with your nethz-username and password.
Desktop Sync Clients
The polibox app is already installed on your managed client (Mac or Windows)
To find it please click …
- … Press the Windows key and typ polybox
- … Press Cmd+Space and typ polybox
For your private device log in to your polybox at http://polybox.ethz.ch and find the different clients under your name / email address when you select “Personal”.