I need a recommendation for software which could manage automatic backing up of selected folders on my Win7 laptop onto Google Drive (1Tb cloud storage).I've looked at Duplicati (but not convinced about ongoing support) and Cloudberry (but it's not obvious whether backup is possible without encryption.
Insync's a possibility, but I don't fully understand the jargon on their product description.I'd prefer not to use encryption, so files could be viewed easily on Google Drive when I access from other computers.Any ideas?
Thank you for your reply.
I can't see any feature with Google Drive which permits me to set up automatic backup of my PCs.
Manual backup, sure - but that's tedious and time-consuming.
The two programs I have mentioned allow scheduled automatic backups, not something I can see with Google Drive.
Have I missed something with Google Drive's capability?
I think this is probably a misunderstanding between what is meant by automatic backup and manual backups.
I don't want to spend time each day saving 45 folders to my Google Drive folder.
I'm looking for software which does it for me, automatically, without encryption.
If that doesn't make sense, then perhaps a quick look at the Duplicati and Cloudberry websites would help?
And, if I've got my terminology wrong, let me know.
So I understand that if, on my C Drive, I have folders:
Folder 3 etc.
that there's no way of an automatic backup of Folder 1, 2, 3 etc. using Google Drive unless Folder 1, Folder 2, Folder 3 etc. are actually situated in Google Drive?
Duplicati etc. (see above) are used to automatically backup files/folders which are not in the Google Drive folder already, which is what I was looking for. I am currently trialing Goodsync.
There is, of course, a manual method of backing up files from within Google Drive itself, by pointing Uploads to specific files/folders on my PCs.