Google Drive Plug-in

Handy Backup is Google Drive backup software. Google Drive feature allows Handy Backup connecting with a Gdrive cloud service as a backup source or as a storage for data backed up.

Using the Google Drive Feature for Storing Backups


To use the Google Drive plug-in for backing up data to a particular account, please use the next steps:



  1. Make a new backup task, and on a Step 2, choose the dataset you want to back up.
  2. Proceed to a Step 3 and select the “Google Drive” option. You will see the window like this:
Choose backup data storage Google Drive
  1. Click on a “Create a connection…” option; it opens an account settings dialog.
New configuration Google Drive
  1. Click on the “Connect to Google Drive” button. The program will redirect you to your default browser, where you must enter your Google Drive connection parameters.
Connect to Google Drive







  1. Allow Handy Backup to use this particular Google Drive account.
  2. Return to Handy Backup. The program will test your established Google Drive connection.
  3. Click twice on your Google Drive configuration. Now Handy Backup will use it as data storage.
  4. Click on the “OK” button to continue creating your tasks. Other steps of the task creation are unspecific for backing up to Google Drive.

Backing up a Google Drive Account


All steps described earlier are also actual for using your Google Drive account as a data source for backing it up. Select the “Google Drive” feature as a data source on a Step 2, then set up a new configuration or use an existing connection like described before.

Select Google Drive

Note: You cannot back up internal Google Apps files, such as documents or tables, by this way. This option is voluntarily restricted to provide as much protection for these data as possible, since the Google cloud protects this content by its own means.

Restoring from a Google Drive Account


To restore data, you must firstly provide a connection to Google Driveby selecting a pre-configured account connection created as a data destination earlier, as described before. Then use the file backup.hbi located at your Google Drive account to restore the files kept on the Gdrive.

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Learn how to backup files to Google Drive or backup Google Drive account itself with Handy Backup.


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