By Ivy / Last update November 9, 2020

About Google Drive

Google drive is an online data storage service supported by Google, which allows you to put your photos, docs, sheets, drawings, videos, and other files to Google drive, and access these files across multiple devices, like computer, tablet, or mobile device. You have 15GB free storage space to use. Or you can get more space, varies from 100GB to 30TB, depending on your budgets.

What should you do to backup data to Google Drive? Is there any Google Drive backup software in Windows computer? Get answers below.

Google Drive Offer Two Google Backup Tools

Google Drive is widely used all over the world due to its safety and convenience. Seeing that it’s comprehensive and flexible functions, choose Google Drive to backup files or folder could be your best choice. In fact, Google Drive provides the two application for you to backup or sync files to Google Drive:

  • Google Backup and Sync. For individuals who is running Windows 7 or higher editions, not including Windows Servers.

  • Google Drive File Stream. For teams who is running Windows 7 or higher, Windows Server 2012 or higher. And you should have G suite account first to enjoy Google Drive File Stream.

However, you will find some problems like below:

1. Google drive not syncing all files or not syncing using Backup and Sync if you are individual users. Here is the quick fixes:

  • Check network connection

  • Restart Google Drive Backup and Sync

  • Uninstall and reinstall Google Backup and Sync

  • Clear cache and storage for Google Drive

  • Delete files to free up space

  • Upgrade to Google Drive plan with a larger storage

  • Reconnect the Google account

  • Rename Google Drive Backup and Sync exe file

  • Run Google Drive app as administrator

  • Temporary turn off the firewall and antivirus

2. Google Drive File Stream not working. The quick fixes are listed here (test one by one):

  • Rename the DriveFS folder

  • Update your OS and the File Stream app

  • Check Network connection

  • Disable your antivirus and firewall

  • Uninstall the Chrome Remote Desktop (Screen Scraper Software)

  • Use Google Drive File Stream through another user

  • Disable the other version of the Google Cloud Service

  • Uninstall the Google File Stream App and reinstall the updated version

  • Save Google Drive File Stream files offline

If you encounter the errors constantly, what should you do? Is there any better way to backup data to Google Drive safely? The answer is positive.

Best Google Drive Backup Software - AOMEI Backupper

It’s highly recommended to use the third-party Google Drive backup software - AOMEI Backupper Professional, which is capable of backing up files to Google Drive automatically. AOMEI Backupper is not only a free backup software but also a file synchronization software, and help you to sync files easily and efficiently.

With this Google Drive backup tool, you could enjoy the following benefits:

  • Available in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

  • Support multiple clouds: OneDrive, Box, Google Drive, Dropbox, Cloudme, Hubic, Sugarsync, etc.

  • You could perform schedule sync, mirror sync, two-way sync, and real-time sync accordingly.

  • Backup entire hard disk easily to do Google Drive PC backup.

Please download the Google Drive backup software 30-day free trial to perform Google Drive cloud backup.

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Two Ways to backup files to Google Drive automatically

Thus, here we will show you the two ways to backup files to Google Drive automatically:

Before backup/sync files to Google Drive, ensure you have installed Backup and Sync app, or Drive File Stream, and log on your Google account.


Automatically Sync files to Google Drive

Here is the steps to sync files to Google Drive automatically with Real-Time Sync feature:

Step 1. Perform Google backup tool - AOMEI Backupper Professional, choose Sync > Real-Time Sync.

Real Time Sync

Step 2. Click Add Folder button to choose the files you would like to sync to Google Drive, rename the Task Name if required.

Add Folder

Step 3. Tap the inverted triangle icon and Select a cloud drive, choose the Google Drive as the destination.

Select A Cloud Drive

Choose Google Drive

Step 4. Click Start Sync >> to perform sync files to Google Drive in real time.

Select Google Drive As Destination

★ Tip: Options allows you to comment on the sync task, and verify the integrity of the files in the destination directory during synchronization, etc.

If something changes occurred to the source, you will find the changes files synced to the Google Drive automatically.


Backup Files to Google Drive Automatically

If you just want to backup files to Google Drive with a compression image file, and keep it. Try the file bacup with Schedule option and refer to the following steps:

1. Run Google Drive backup software to the main interface, select Backup > File Backup subsequently.

File Backup 

3. Click Add File or Add Folder to choose files or folders to backup. Modify the Task Name if need be.

Add File or Folder 

3. Hit the inverted triangle icon and Select a cloud drive, choose the Google Drive as the destination.

Select Cloud Drive 

Choose Google Drive

★ Tip: Except for Google cloud backup, you could backup files to external hard drive, local disk, USB flash drive, NAS or network share, and CD/DVD, and so on.

4. Tap Schedule, choose Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, or USB plug in at General tab, choose Incremental Backup at Advanced tab, hit OK.

Schedule Settings General

★ Tips:
Options: It allows you to encrypt, compress, split, comment the image file, and enable email notification, etc.
In Schedule settings, you could create incremental or differential backup to only backup changed files to save storage space. And you can avoid to get the backup disk full error.
Scheme allows you to automatically delete old backup images while the backups over the retain number that you specified before, please enable backup scheme and set it up.

5. Press Start Backup to auto backup files to Google Drive.

Start Backup Files to Google Drive 

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To backup files to Google Drive, try Backup and Sync, or Drive File stream to get this job done; If you prefer to use a reliable and flexible Google Drive backup software, please try AOMEI Backupper Professional to backup files to Google Drive with effortless.

For server systems, AOMEI Backupper Server is here for help. If you would like to create backups for unlimited computers, please try AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus.

For IT Technicians who is going to manage and monitor backups for all clients within your company, AOMEI Centralized Backupper would be your best choice.