Q&A How to back up Google Apps?

Discussion in 'Backup, Sync and Encryption' started by shmu26, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    A small organisation keeps most of their important data in Google Apps, especially Google Docs and Google Sheets. They want a backup. What's the best way to do it?
    Common sense says to install Google Drive desktop on one of the computers, and back up from that to an external hard drive. But it's not so simple, because with files in the proprietary Google formats, Google Drive desktop does not download the actual file. It downloads a link to the file. That's the rub.
     
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    askalan Level 9
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    I know this problem very well because I'm using Google Docs only. I think Google has a function that allows you to download a backup of a whole Google account. You can search for it.
     
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    shmu26 Level 53

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    Right. That's a good option if it is not so much material. It is called Google Takeout
    But this org has a lot of material, and the data is constantly changing, because of online collaboration, so they need different solution.
     
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    @shmu26 Excellent! Let us know how it goes! :D
     
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