Back Up Google Drive

Prerequisites

To back up Google Drive, make sure your global domain administrator is active (enabled) and has a valid commercial or trial Microsoft 365 / Google Workspace license.

To learn more about licensing, refer to the Licensing

Getting Started with Drive Backup

To enable Drive backup, click Configure Backup on 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 day for all users.

Item-Level Restore from Drive Backup

You can find a necessary file or folder by filename or part of the filename. Type the search expression in search box above the grid and click the search icon. After the search is complete, click the file you need to see all available revisions of the file. To download a required revision of the file, browse the OneDrive backup content, then click the particular file to view its revision list. Revisions appear to the right. Click the required file revision to download it to the Downloads folder. 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.