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

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

Environment

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

Description

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

To access Google Team Drives, click on either the Team Drives tab in the navigation bar or the Google Team Drives link in the page.

mceclip2.pngFigure 1: The Google backup status page (click to enlarge)

Team Drive backups are placed into folders labeled with their backup dates. To access your backups:

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__1_.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

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

To restore files: 

1. Access your Team Drive files.

2. To restore a specific file, click its checkbox, then click the Restore button as illustrated in Figure 3. To restore multiple files, click the checkbox next to each file, then click the Restore button (see Figure 4).

You can restore a specific item (Figure 3) or multiple items (Figure 4).

Restoring a full snapshot

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

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

gif__1_.gifFigure 3: Restoring a single item (click to enlarge)

figure4_gif__1_.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. 

mceclip3.pngFigure 5: Accessing your available snapshots (click to enlarge)

2. Use the calendar interface to select the date and time of your restore.

mceclip4.pngFigure 6: Selecting your available snapshots (click to enlarge)

3. To view the status of your backup, click Restores.

mceclip5.pngFigure 7: Checking your restore status (click to enlarge)

How to perform system file backups

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

  • To back up items within a folder or collection, click the checkbox next to each item, then click the BACKUP NOW button (Figure 4).

mceclip6.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 files or folder, then click the EXPORT button.

mceclip7.pngFigure 9: Export entire folders or select files (click to enlarge)

To learn more about what you can do with your exports, see Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for G Suite and Office 365: How to download & unzip exports.

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