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Mar 22, 2022
Backup4all 9.x
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Backup4all supports backing up to Google Drive storage. This is a practical backup destination because the backed up data can be easily accessed from any other computer with an Internet connection.



Use existing configuration
Use this option if you want to use an already defined Google Drive location in File->Options->Online connections->Google Drive. From the drop-down list, select the Google Drive location you want to use.
The advantage is that if you use the same Google Drive destination for multiple backup jobs and a modification is needed for destination, you can change only the Google Drive configuration from File->Options->Online connections->Google Drive and all backup jobs destinations will be updated.

Custom configuration
Use this option to add a new Google Drive location or to edit an existing one by pressing the Edit configuration button.

Here you can see a listing of the Google Drive settings.
If you configured a new Google Drive location or you edit an existing one, you should use the Test connection button to see if the Google Drive settings are correct. If the test was successful, The Google Drive connection was tested successfully message will be displayed.
Once you press the OK button, Backup4all will try to connect to the Google Drive server to see if a backup catalog already exists on the destination. If the Google Drive destination is not available, a Cannot connect to the Google Drive server message is displayed in the status bar (bottom of the main window).

Bandwidth limitation
This option allows you to set a limit for the upload and download speed between the working hours. If your bandwidth is important for your company and you run a long backup, you can set Backup4all to use only a limited bandwidth between the specified hours.

Download speed - here you can set the maximum download speed for backup. It will be used when testing the files after backup.

Upload speed - here you can set the maximum upload speed for backup.

Limit only between - indicate the hours between which the specified upload/download limits will be applied.
Google Drive configuration
This window is shown when selecting Edit configuration from the Destination->Google Drive window.



Existing configuration
If you want to add a new Google Drive configuration, the <New> option should be selected. To edit an existing Google Drive configuration, select it from the drop-down list. All fields will be filled with the values of the selected Google Drive configuration.

  • Drive type - here you can choose "Personal" or "Team", depending on the account type you have.
  • Authentication - press "Choose account" button to log in to your Google Drive account. Here you need to authorize Backup4all application to view and manage files in your Google Drive account.

  • Folder - In this field you have to select the folder where you want to store the backups. If no folder is selected the backup will be stored in the root of your Google Drive account.