How to backup your website using Google Drive

A lot of work goes into creating a great website, so there’s nothing worse than the possibility of losing all that progress to a system crash. This is why backing up your website is always recommended to avoid these disappointments. One of the most popular ways businesses choose to back up the work done on their websites is through Google Drive.

In this article, we cover the importance of backing up your website regularly, the simple and easy way to do this through Google Drive and how Overdrive is here to support you with its Google Drive website builder.

The importance of backing up your website

Backing up your website regularly is extremely important because it avoids the loss of your hard-crafted website content. Despite precautions that you put in place, there is always the risk of attacks from hackers or server crashes that can threaten the entire setup of your website. This leads to downtime of your site, which ultimately leads to a drop in profits and customer engagement.

Luckily, there is an easy way to avoid this: by backing up your website to Google Drive. This means that even if the complete worst were to happen and you lose your entire site, you have the insurance of being able to get back online quicker than ever.

How to backup your website using Google Drive

There are a few different ways you can backup your website with Google, however in this article we will be focusing on the Google Workspace method. It comes recommended to perform this backup at least every 30 days to make sure you never lose important progress within your website. Follow the simple steps below to backup your site today:

  1. Log in to your Google Workspace account (or create one if you don’t have one already)
  2. Once logged in, there should be an option stating “backup and restore”, located on the right-hand side of your home screen. Expand your toolbar if you can’t see it.
  3. Now select the button that says “remote storage settings”, followed by the option for “google drive backup”.
  4. You will then be prompted to click “ok” and sign in to your Google Workspace account that you wish to store the backup for.
  5. Now click “allow” to ensure that necessary changes are made to manage the files within Google Drive. Click the link provided and select “use storage”.
  6. A folder will now be created within your Google Drive storing the website backup to be accessed at a later date. This contains all of the data from your website at the time of the backup.