Account Settings

To manage account settings, select My Account in the user menu to the right of the horizontal menu bar.

On the user account side panel you can configure your account settings.

The following settings are available on General tab:

  • General tab
    • Email. Specifies the email you use to register your contact. All product notifications and reports will be sent to this email address. Note that email address cannot be changed within the Account Settings
    • Phone. Specifies the contact phone number
    • Build. Specifies Office 365 / G Suite product version You can perform the following actions on the General tab
  • Assign a Retention policy
  • Delete your backup. This operation remove all information about your backup. Backup data remain in your backup storage and will be kept according the assigned retention policy
  • Delete your backup. This operation remove all information about your account. Backup data remain in your backup storage and will be kept according the assigned retention policy

If your backed up domain is deleted by mistake, you can access your backup account with an alternate email address to restore the backup content.

The following actions can be performed from the Alternate Account tab

Edit Your Contact Info

In the General tab, specify your phone number if required. Note that email address cannot be changed within the Account Settings.

Alternate Email Address

Specify an alternate email address. For security reasons, it is required for deleting data of domain users and adds another security layer to the accessibility of the backup content. It is recommended to use a strong password for this alternate email. Save your contact info to apply. Visit your mailbox to verify the alternate email address as described below.

Verify alternate email address:

  1. Visit your mailbox to verify the alternate email address.
  2. In Alternate email address verification email click** Activate email. Check your spam filters in case you cannot see this email.

Now your alternate email is ready to be used.

Delete Account

To Delete Your Account

  1. Select My Account in the user menu to the right of the horizontal menu bar.

  2. Click Delete Account. Confirm deletion.

Note that once you delete your account, all associated settings and domain users data will be deleted permanently from the backup project! This cannot be undone

Delete Alternate Account

To Delete Your Account

  1. Select My Account in the user menu to the right of the horizontal menu bar.

  2. On the Alternate Account tab click Delete Alternate Account. Confirm deletion.

Note that once you delete your alternate account, all associated settings will be deleted permanently from the backup project! This cannot be undone

Delete Backup

To Delete Your Data

  1. Select My Account in the user menu to the right of the horizontal menu bar.

  2. On the General tab click Delete Backup.

  3. In the Delete Backup dialog, select the data to delete, and confirm the data deletion by entering the alternate email password.

  4. Click Delete. Confirm deletion

Note that once you delete your backup, all settings associated with your backup be deleted permanently! This cannot be undone

Assign Retention Policy

Google Workspace Backup enables a flexible retention policy configuration for your backups. To create a new retention policy, assign an existing retention policy for every Office 365 service backups, or edit retention policy settings click Assign Retention Policy.

To learn more about the retention policy and how to manage it, refer to the Retention Policy chapter.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication is a process that involves two authentication methods performed one after the other to verify that side that requests access is what they are declared to be. G Suite enables Two-Factor Authentication to prevent possible security issues.

To enable Two-Factor Authentication:

  1. In the Alternate Account tab, click Enable Two-Factor Authentication.
  2. Scan the QR code with any compatible application such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Authy, etc., then specify the numbers displayed in the authentication application.
  3. Confirm the enabling Two-Factor Authentication by entering the alternate email password. Click Validate.