Back Up Google Drive
To perform Google Drives backup, make sure Drive backup is enabled. You should have a valid subscription, which should include all additional users with Drive backup.
To learn more about licensing, refer to the Licensing chapter
Get Started with Drive Backup
To enable Drive backup, click Configure Backup on the main page of the dashboard, then turn on Drive backup services. Select Apply to enabled users to create Drive backup for all enabled users. You can enable or disable Drive Backup service for one or for multiple users on Users page as described in Manage Users. To create the initial backup, click Save. The backup task is created and will be scheduled automatically. You can monitor the backup task processing using the Task Manager.
Once the initial backup is completed, you can view backed up contents. If enabled, Drive backup jobs are scheduled to start automatically twice per week for all users. To schedule an urgent backup task to add new and update existing items in the backup, click Backup Now. The backup task will be created.
To view the progress of the backup job created, open the Task Manager. To open it, click the Task Manager icon to the right of the horizontal menu bar.
Item-Level Restore from Google Drive Backup
To restore a file or a folder, browse the Google Drive backup content, then click the particular item to view its revisions. Revisions appear to the right. Click the required revision to download it to the Downloads folder on your computer. You can find a necessary file or folder by filename or part of the filename. Type the search expression and click the search icon. After the search is complete, click the file to quickly navigate to the file location. To restore the selected item, select one of available restore options. You have the following restore options for selected item:
- Restore to restore the selected item to the original location. You can select whether you want to restore the latest version or a version associated with selected point in time, then click Restore to create a restore job.
- Restore to 'Restore' folder to restore the selected item to the Restore folder of the user's drive. You can select whether you want to restore the latest version or a version associated with selected point in time, then click Restore to create a restore job.
To view the progress of the restore job created, open the Task Manager. To open it, click the Task Manager icon to the right of the horizontal menu bar.
Delete Item from Backup Content
To delete any item from backup content along with its revisions, select the required item and click Delete. Provide an alternate email password to confirm this action and click Delete.