Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for G Suite: Working with Team Drives



This article describes how to work with Google Team Drives with Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0.


  • Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for G Suite
  • Google Team Drives


How G Suite Team Drives appear and interact with Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection

You can access Google Team Drives from your Google Backup Status page by either clicking Google Team Drives or the Team Drives tab at the top. 1: The Google backup status page (click to enlarge)

Team Drive backups are placed and categorized into folders labeled with their backup dates. To access your backups, refer to Figure 2 or follow the directions below: 

1. Navigate to your Google Backup Status page → Google Team Drives.

2. Select the desired Team Drive.

3. Select the desired Drive. 

Access.teamdrives.backups.gifFigure 2: Accessing your Team Drive backups (click to enlarge)

What Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection can do with your Team Drive files/folders

You can RestoreBack up, and Export any select number of files or folders.

How to perform system file restores

Restore feature that reverts files or applications to a previously defined point in time to recover from malfunctions or other disasters. 

To restore a file(s), access your Team Drive files.

When restoring items, you can select a specific item (Figure 3) or multiple items (Figure 4) and restore them by clicking the Restore button, then clicking RESTORE at the bottom-right of the modal window. 

After initiating a restore, you will see a prompt where you may select whether you would like to restore all the items in the snapshot or just the selected ones.

  • Restoring a full snapshot is useful if a user deletes the entire contents of their mailbox, or in the event of a ransomware attack.

By default, the data will restore to the original owner's account, but you may choose any other user to restore to if you wish.

gif.gifFigure 3: Restoring a single item (click to enlarge)

figure4_gif.gifFigure 4: Restoring multiple items (click to enlarge)

You can also search through snapshots for specific users and select items from various points in time. To change the snapshot date, follow the directions below:

1. Click the button under Snapshot to the left of the page. 

mceclip0.pngFigure 5: Accessing your available snapshots (click to enlarge)

2. Search and select an available date and time to that specific snapshot instead. 

mceclip1.pngFigure 6: Selecting your available snapshots (click to enlarge)

To view the status of your backup, click Restores at the towards the top of the page.

mceclip2.pngFigure 7: Checking your restore status (click to enlarge)

How to perform system file backups

To perform a backup, select the file(s) you wish to back up by checking the adjacent box and clicking BACKUP NOW.

  • To back up specific items within a folder or collection, click the folder, select the item(s) you wish to back up by checking the adjacent box, then click BACKUP NOW (Figure 4).

figure3.pngFigure 8: Back up entire folders or select files (click to enlarge)

How to export a system file or a backup

To export, select the desired file(s) or folder(s), then click EXPORT.

mceclip3.pngFigure 9: Export entire folders or select files (click to enlarge)

To learn more about what you can do with your exports, click here.

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