Back-up to Google Drive using Backup4all

Since version 6 of Backup4all, you can back up directly to Google Drive from Backup4all. Please read this article about how to do that: http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-backup-your-data-to-google-drive.html

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service by Google. As an extension to Google Docs, it allows users to store all types of files on the Google servers, making it an ideal destination for online backups. This article explains how to use it to store your backups.

On this page: How to set up a new Google Drive account How to backup to Google Drive

The service offers 15 GB of free storage for new users. This is enough for many users to keep their online documents and also a backup of their local files. You can put your files on Google Drive using Backup4all. Just back up to the local Google Drive folder and that will be sync with the online storage space. This way you can access the backup from any location and you also have a second backup copy.

How to set up a new Google Drive account

Steps to follow:

  1. Go to  https://drive.google.com  and press the “Sign up” button.  
  2. Follow the steps to create a new account.
  3. Download and install Google Drive from: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/drive/index.html?pli=1
  4. During the installation you can indicate the local folder to be sync with Google Drive. By default it is: C:\Users\<user name>\Google Drive
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How to backup to Google Drive

  1. Download and install Backup4all from: http://www.backup4all.com/download/setup/b4a-pro.exe
  2. Create a new backup job from File->New backup

On the first page, type a name for the backup job and select the Google Drive folder as backup destination. By default it is: C:\Users\<user name>\ Google Drive. Press Next

  1. On the second page, add the files and folder you want to backup or select a predefined plugin from the list. Press Next
  2. Select the backp type you want to use. By default, Incremental type is selected. Press Save and run

Applies to:

  • Backup4all 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
  • Google Drive 1.x

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