How to Schedule File Backups to Google Drive on Ubuntu (or other Linux)

How to Schedule File Backups to Google Drive on Ubuntu (or other Linux)

The official Google Drive app for Windows and macOS offers built-in backup & sync option. This lets users on those platforms effortlessly store important photos, videos and documents in the cloud, safe from crashes, accidental edits, and unintended deletions. Sadly, no official Google Drive client for Linux exists.

Thankfully, there is an official Google Drive API though. This API allows third-party apps like Deja Dup integrate with and make use of Google Drive on the Linux desktop.

The Deja Dup backup tool is preinstalled on the Ubuntu desktop by default and can backup files to Google Drive automatically. Thanks to some spiffy GNOME Online Accounts integration Deja Dup is able to schedule file, folder and even entire system backups directly to Google Drive.

See how at https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/07/backup-files-to-google-drive-on-ubuntu


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The Deja Dup backup tool is preinstalled on the Ubuntu desktop by default — but like many, I don’t use it. Or rather I didn’t, not until this week when I learned that Deja Dup can backup files to Google Drive automatically. Simple, zero-fuss backups, at that. Thanks to some spiffy GNOME Online Accounts integration Deja […]

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