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How to Use Google Drive to Store Backups
How to Use Google Drive to Store Backups

A guide for setting up Google Drive as a destination for your backups. Take advantage of Google's cloud storage for your backups.

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Written by Brent Sanders
Updated over a week ago

Google Drive is a great place to store your backup content. As a cloud host you can authorize and connect your Google Drive account to store your file and database backups.

  1. On the left navigation bar, select "Storage"

  2. Select the "Add Storage" dropdown and choose "Google Drive"

  3. Provide a name for your storage, this is the name Ottomatik will use to display the storage in the future.

  4. Click the "Get Token" button

From this point you will be redirected to Google to select and authorize your Google account. Choose the account you would like to connect and copy the token you are provided.

Return to the Create Storage page and paste the token into the form and click "Add Storage".

From this point you can now select your new Google Storage to existing or new parachutes.

How to use Google Drive with an Existing Parachute

To change the storage of your backups to Google Drive:

  1. Select the parachute by selecting "Parachutes" on the left navigation bar.

  2. Select the pencil icon / edit button on the corresponding parachute

  3. Under the "Storage" dropdown select your Google Drive storage.

  4. Click "Save" on the bottom of the form

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