University significantly increases personal PASS resources

September 30, 2008

Universtiy PArk, Pa. -- Penn State Information Technology Services (ITS) has significantly increased the amount of personal storage space available to University community members from the current 1gigabyte (GB) maximum, to 5GB of space for course work, research, Web projects, portfolios, personal blogging, graphics, photos and more. In addition to the increase, users will now be able to take advantage of a new utility that provides the ability to recreate one's PASS home folder (or other folders stored in PASS), if these folders are accidentally deleted.

For details and instructions related to this feature, visit the ITS Knowledge Base at and search on the criteria, "Recreating PASS Space."

Penn State Access Account Storage Space (PASS) provides universally accessible disk and file-storage space for use by students, faculty and staff at Penn State. Participants are initially allocated 500 MB of online storage space upon receipt of a Penn State Access Account. Users can increase their storage allocations to 5GB via the ITS Secure Server's quota utility at PASS also is also available for departmental and course use.

Last Updated March 19, 2009