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How Do I Set up Backupify 2.0 For G Suite?



How do I set up Backupify 2.0 for G Suite?


  • Backupify 2.0 for G Suite


Install the Backupify 2.0 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 page, choose Apps.

Figure 1: Choose Apps from the G Suite admin page (click to enlarge)

2. Click the plus sign to add Marketplace apps.

Figure_2.pngFigure 2: Add Marketplace Apps (click to enlarge)

3. In the Marketplace, search for Backupify, then click the icon to install.

Figure_3.pngFigure 3: Search for and install Backupify (click to enlarge)

4. Click through the installation wizard to complete the installation.

Figure_4.pngFigure 4: Complete the installation (click to enlarge)

Verify API setup

1. Log into the G Suite Admin console and click Security. 

2. In Security, select API Reference.

Figure 5: G Suite admin Security tab (click to enlarge)

3. Ensure  API Access Enabled is checked. Click Save Changes when finished. 

Figure 6: The API Reference window (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. Ensure the Allow Users to Access Google Drive with the Drive SDK API box is checked. Click Save Changes when finished.

Other things to verify

  • Make sure Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection application is enabled for all organizational units within the domain.

  • Make sure Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection application is enabled for all users you are trying to add.

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

  • Ensure API access and data access enabled.

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

Purchase and install Datto SaaS Protection 2.0

1. Open a new tab in an incognito window and navigate to On this page, click Start a free trial, then click Google Apps for Business and select yes to the question Are you a super admin?

Figure_5.pngFigure 7: Verify Super Admin permissions (click to enlarge)

2. 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.

Figure_6.pngFigure 8: Fill out account information (click to enlarge)

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

Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 does not support two-factor authentication at this time.

Figure_7.pngFigure 9: Log into your trial account (click to enlarge)

4. On the Backupify login Page, enter the credentials that you created into the Backupify Credentials section.

Figure_8.pngFigure 10: Enter your Backupify credentials (click to enlarge)

5. The Onboarding Wizard will open. Click Continue.

Figure_9.pngFigure 11: The onboarding wizard (click to enlarge)

6. Choose the geographically appropriate storage region.

Figure_10.pngFigure 12: Choose the storage region (click to enlarge)

7. Select how long you would like Backupify to retain your backed-up data. You cannot change this setting after the initial backup.

Figure_11.pngFigure 13: Choose the data retention time (click to enlarge)

8. On the User Management screen, choose Select which accounts you would like to back up to manually add users from the list. Choose Upload CSV to import a spreadsheet of users. After selecting users, click Save.

You can also add users with additional selection options once the account is set up, so it is possible to move on without selecting any users at this point.

Trial accounts are limited to a max of 500 users. Attempting to upload a CSV with more than 500 users will fail.

Figure_12.pngFigure 14: Select accounts(click to enlarge)

The Backupify setup process is now complete. Click Finish to exit the wizard and go to the Backupify dashboard. Backupify will take initial backups, and protect your G Suite instance.

The time zone in Backupify uses GMT. It is not possible to configure it for a different region.

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