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How to back up G Suite data?

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How to back up G Suite data?

To back up G Suite data, you must specify the G Suite backup settings in an existing profile or in a new profile. For more information, see Create a profile or Update a profile.

inSync will start backing up the user data from G Suite per the backup schedule that is defined for a profile with Cloud Apps enabled. To know more about how to configure the backup interval for Cloud Apps, see Define the backup interval for cloud apps.

You can see the backup details for Cloud Apps data at User Details page. For more information, see User Details page.

Note: At least one G Suite device must be online for scheduled backup of G Suite data.

Additionally, inSync cloud administrator can back up the G Suite data as and when required. For more information, see Start backup of G Suite data.

Note: Consider a scenario where your individual folder and a shared folder have the same folder name. In this situation, inSync renames the shared folder as <shared folder name> <internal ID> during backup. inSync does not rename your individual folder. 

Policies applicable to G Suite data

Following policies, that are defined for a Cloud Apps enabled profile, will be applicable to G Suite backup data.

  • Backup retention policy for Cloud Apps data

    Backup retention policy defines how long inSync will retain the backed up data in storage. For more information, see Configure the backup retention policy.

  • User data privacy policy for Cloud Apps data

    The user data privacy policy defines who can access user data across your organization. For a profile, Cloud Apps and devices are governed by the same data privacy policy. For more information, see Configure the user data privacy policy.

  • Global exclusion policy for Cloud Apps data

    Global exclusion lets you exclude specific file types and folders from inSync backups. For more information, see Configure the global exclude list.

Start backup of G Suite data

Overview

As an inSync Cloud administrator, you can start an unscheduled backup of G Suite data for Gmail and Google Drive as and when necessary.

Note: If an email has multiple attachments, inSync creates an .eml file for the email and separate.eml files for every attachment after backing up the Gmail data. You can then view and access the .eml files through WebDAV. For more information, see Access legal hold data using WebDAV.

Procedure

To start backup of Gmail data:

  1. On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Data Sources > Cloud Apps. The Manage Cloud Apps page appears.
  2. Click G Suite, and under the Gmail, tab select the Gmail data you want to backup.
  3. Click Backup Now.

OR

  1. On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Availability > Backup. The Backup Overview page appears.
  2. Under the All Data Sources tab, select the Gmail data source you want to back up.
  3. Click Backup Now.

inSync initiates the backup of the selected Gmail data. You can view the backup details at the following pages:

To start backup of Google Drive data:

  1. On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Data Sources > Cloud Apps. The Manage Cloud Apps page appears.
  2. Click G Suite, and under the Google Drive, tab select the Google Drive data you want to backup.
  3. Click Backup Now.

OR

  1. On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Availability > Backup. The Backup Overview page appears.
  2. Under the All Data Sources tab, select the Google Drive you want to back up.
  3. Click Backup Now.

inSync initiates the backup of the selected Google Drive. You can view the backup details at the following pages: