Google Drive Backup: Practices


Why Google Drive backup? Well, G Suite is rapidly becoming one of the most popular cloud productivity tools, as more and more companies flock to get this service. Recently, Google has announced it surpassed the number of 3 million businesses to pay for the service. As part of the G Suite, Google Drive is your local folder that is perfect for working offline. Unfortunately, many users mistake this local folder for a backup of their cloud data. The dirty little secret is, when you sync this folder, what you save to the local drive is a pointer to where the document is online, in the cloud. Not the document itself.

If you have deleted a file, you may not be able to find it in your local folder anymore (the main reason why one might need a Google Drive backup). The list of issues that might occur with Google Drive sync is long, so data loss can happen even as a result of a bad sync or accidental deletion.

Google Vault: this is a storage service from Google that is available with the G Suite Business. It’s a separate service from Google Drive, so you will have to pay extra for it, depending on how much data you have.  (source)

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