How to backup your data to Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise level service which is part of Google Cloud Platform. Google Storage uses Object storing and is fully compatible with the other services found on the same platform.

On this page How to set up a new Google Cloud Storage account How to backup to Google Cloud Storage How to restore from Google Cloud Storage

Google Storage is interroprebale and works with Amazon S3. It uses Acess Control Lists to manage buckets and also features resumable uploads. The Google Cloud Platform can be used for free for a year and limited to $300 worth of Google Cloud Storages.

Backup4all can access your Google Cloud Storage storage through the S3 Compatible protocol.

How to set up a new Google Cloud Storage account

1. Go to to create a Google account

2. Go to to sign up to Google Cloud Services and get started.

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How to backup to Google Cloud Storage

Steps to follow:

1. Open Backup4all and select File->New (Ctrl+N).

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2. On the first page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup Name field, then press Next.

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3. On "Where do you want to save the backup?", select S3 Compatible as the backup destination.

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4. After selecting S3 Compatible, you need to choose the S3 server. Some of the settings will be filled in, just enter the other credentials. Then press Next.

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5. On "What do you want to backup?" add the backup sources. Press Next.

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6. On "How do you want to backup?" you can choose the backup type. Here you can also enable backup encryption. Press Next.

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7. On "When do you want to backup?" you can set the backup job to run automatically on specific days and at specified times.

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8. Press Save -> Save and run.

How to restore from Google Cloud Storage


Steps to follow:

1. If the backup job does not exist in Backup4all, you must open it from File->Open from.

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2. Select S3 Compatible, then choose Google Cloud Storage. Configure the Google Cloud Storage account.
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3. After the Google Cloud Storage account was set, press Show to display the backup jobs in the destination. Select the catalog you want to open and press Open. Backup4all will recreate that backup job.

4. Press the Restore (F7) button. Optionally you can select the location you want to restore the files to. The original location is selected by default.
On the same page, you can choose the way in which to restore. You can also filter files before restoring. If you select to restore from a specific version, press Next to indicate the version or the date back to which you want to restore. Press Next.

5. Press Finish to start the restoration process.

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Applies to:

Backup4all 7.x


NEW: Backup4All 7.4.479