How to backup your data to Google Drive

Google Drive is a free service from Google that allows you to store files/folders online and access them anywhere using the cloud. The free plan offers 15 GB of space, which should be enough for daily usage.

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

How to set up a new Google Drive account

  1. Go to  https://drive.google.com  and press the “Create account” button.  
  2. Follow the steps to create a new account.
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How to backup to Google Drive

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

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3. In the Where do you want to save the backup section, select Google Drive as backup destination.

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4. Press Choose account. A new window will appear to log on into your Google Drive account, then you have to allow Backup4all application to view and manage the files on Google Drive.  Then press Next.

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5. On the What do you want to backup page, add the backup sources. Press Next.

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6. On the How do you want to backup page, you can choose the backup type and optionally set the encryption. Press Next.

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7. On the When do you want to backup page, you can set the backup job to automatically run on the specified time and days.

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8. Press Save and run.

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How to restore from Google Drive

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 Google Drive page. Configure the Google Drive account

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3. After the Google drive account was set, press Show to display the backup jobs in destination. Select the catalog you want to open and press Open. Backup4all will recreate that backup job.

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4. Open Backup4all and press the Restore (F7) button. Optionally you can select the location you want to restore the files to. Original location is selected by default.

On the same page, you can choose how do you want to restore or you can filter the files before the restore.

If you select to restore from a specific version, press Next to indicate the version or the date you want to restore the files. Press Next

5. Press Finish to start the restore process.

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Applies to:

Backup4all 6.x

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