Backupify for G Suite: How do I set up a new Backupify for G Suite account?



How do I set up Backupify for G Suite?


  • Backupify for G Suite


This process is not for Datto Partners. For help with creating Datto SaaS Protection clients, see the Additional Resources section below

Install the Backupify app from the Google Apps Store

1. Open a private browsing or incognito window, then log into G Suite as a super admin user (only super admins will be able to set up a Backupify account). From the G Suite Admin Console, select Apps.  

gsuite_admin1.pngFigure 1: Google Admin Apps (click to enlarge)

2. Click G Suite Marketplace apps.  

gsuite_admin2.pngFigure 2: G Suite Marketplace apps (click to enlarge)

3. Select Add app to Domain Install list

gsuite_admin3.pngFigure 3: Complete the installation (click to enlarge)

4. Search for Backupify Google Apps Backup and select the app from the results.

gsuite_admin4.pngFigure 4: Backupify Google Apps Backup (click to enlarge)

5. Click Domain Install.

gsuite_admin5.pngFigure 5: Domain Install (click to enlarge)

6.  Click Continue

gsuite_admin6.pngFigure 6: Domain-wide install (click to enlarge)

7.  Check "I agree to the application's Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and G Suite Marketplace Terms of Service" and click Accept,  

gsuite_admin7.pngFigure 7: Accept the Terms of Service (click to enlarge) 

8. Proceed through the additional setup and click Done

gsuite_admin8.pngFigure 8: Additional setup (click to enlarge)

9.  When finished, the Backupify Google Apps Backup web app will appear as ON for everyone.

gsuite_admin9.pngFigure 9: ON for Everyone (click to enlarge)

 Verify API setup

1. Log in to the Google Admin console and click the Main Menu on the top-left.

gsuite_admin10.pngFigure 10: Main Menu (click to enlarge) 

2. In Security, select API controls.

gsuite_admin11.pngFigure 11: Select API controls (click to enlarge)


gsuite_admin12.pngFigure 12: App access control (click to enlarge) 

4. Confirm that the Access for Backupify is listed as Trusted.

gsuite_admin13.pngFigure 13: Trusted apps (click to enlarge)

Verify Drive API is enabled

1. In the Google Apps Admin console, click Apps  G Suite  Drive and Docs  Features and Applications.

2. Make sure to check the Allow Users to Access Google Drive with the Drive SDK API box. Click Save Changes when finished.

Other things to verify

  • Be sure to enable the Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection application for all organizational units within the domain.

  • Verify that you enabled the Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection application for all users you are trying to add.

  • Make sure you are not trying to add users under a subdomain.

  • Check if your domain is a subdomain of a larger primary domain.

Purchase and install Backupify

1. In your browser, open a new tab in a private browsing or incognito window and navigate to the Backupify homepage, then click the Try Backupify Free button in the upper right-hand corner. 

mceclip0.pngFigure 14: The Backupify homepage (click to enlarge)

2. In the Select a Backupify Product window, click G Suite. The question "Are you a super admin?" will appear. Select Yes from the drop-down menu.

mceclip1.pngFigure 15: Select product and verify Super Admin permissions (click to enlarge)

3. You will see the Backupify signup screen. Fill out the information, making sure to input the email address you used to log into your Google environment.

mceclip2.pngFigure 16: The Backupify signup screen (click to enlarge)

4. On the next screen, click login to log into your trial account.

Figure_7.pngFigure 17: Log into your trial account (click to enlarge)

5. On the Backupify login page, enter the credentials that you created into the Backupify Credentials section.

Figure_8.pngFigure 18: The Backupify login page (click to enlarge)

6. The Onboarding Wizard will open. Click Continue.

Figure_9.pngFigure 19: The Onboarding Wizard (click to enlarge)

7. Choose the geographically appropriate storage region.

Figure_10.pngFigure 20: Choose the storage region (click to enlarge)

8. The tenant is now protected. Click the OK button to auto-add all users. When you are done, click the Finish button. 

Screen_Shot_2020-04-03_at_3.46.02_PM.pngFigure 21: Choose the data retention time (click to enlarge)

9. The system will take you to the Backupify dashboard, and begin taking initial backups.

The time zone in Backupify uses GMT. You cannot configure it for a different region.

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