By Kelsey / Last Updated February 26, 2021

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About Google Drive daily backup

Backing up files to Google Drive has become a habit of many users. It can not only protect files in the cloud from data loss caused by local threats such as human error and disk crashes but also provide corresponding applications on different devices to access files.

To keep backing up files, some users may want to set up Google Drive daily backup to ensure that there will be no missing data. In this way, local files will be automatically backed up to Google Drive regularly and do not require you to manually operate.

How do I schedule an auto backup on Google Drive?

"I have a large number of files on my computer, and I will regularly back up the files to Google Drive. But manually moving them to my Google Drive every day is a waste of time. Is there any way to help me take a Google Drive auto backup?"

Schedule Google Drive to automatically back up daily to regularly back up new or modified data to the cloud. It is possible to use Google Drive to automatically back up, although the program itself does not provide the option of regular backup. Some third-party tools can help you achieve this. Read on to learn how to set up daily backup files to Google Drive in two freeways.

How to daily backup files to Google Drive?

We will introduce 2 methods for you to set up automatic backup. One is to use the Windows tool Task Scheduler to set the Google Drive desktop application Google Backup and Sync to enable automatic backup, and the other is to use a third-party program to enable Google Drive daily automatic backup.

Way 1. Set Google Backup and Sync schedule with Windows Task Scheduler

Google Backup and Sync can perform automatic backups, but if you want to back up files at a specific time or period, you can set up the Google Backup and Sync schedule backup through the Windows built-in tool - Task Scheduler.

Step 1. You need to install Google Backup and Sync to the desktop and log in to your account. Click the thumbnail icon on the taskbar, select the menu button, and then click Preferences.

Preferences

Step 2. Select the Settings tab, you need to uncheck the Open Backup and Sync on system startup option, and then click OK to continue to the next step.

Uncheck Open Backup and Sync on system startup

Step 3. Click the start button on the desktop, search for task scheduler and click to open the program.

Search Task Scheduler

Step 4. Run Task Scheduler, click Action on the taskbar, and select Create Task.

Action Create Task

Step 5. Click General at the top of the window, then type your task name in the Name box, then click OK.

Type Task Name

Step 6. Then select Triggers and click New, and select Daily under Settings. If you want to set other automatic backup cycles, you can also select Weekly/Monthly.

Settings Schedule

Step 7. Continue to click Actions > New, and then type the command under Program/script. Depending on the Windows architecture (32 or 64 bit), the commands are different:

  • For Windows 32-bit type: "C:\Program Files\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe"

  • For Windows 64-bit type: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe"

Type Program Script

Step 8. Return to the Create Task window, where you can view the details of the action, and then click OK to start Google Drive daily backup and sync.

Confirm Actions

Way 2. Schedule daily backup to Google Drive via freeware

You may also notice that the steps in the above method are cumbersome. In fact, some free third-party tools also provide the function of automatically backing up Google Drive. AOMEI Backupper Standard is worth a try. We found that this tool can set up local files to be backed up to Google Drive in simpler steps. You can also set the period, daily/weekly/monthly.

If you want to try, you can follow the steps below to set up automatic backup files to Google Drive.

Step 1. Download and install the AOMEI Backupper Standard, run it. Click Backup on the taskbar, and then click File Backup.

Aomei File Backup

Step 2. Click Add File or Add Folder to select local files you want to backup to Google Drive.

Aomei Add File

Step 3. Click on the inverted triangle arrow in the picture, choose Select a cloud drive the option, and then select Google Drive as the destination.

Backup To Cloud

Note: If you do not find the Google Drive option, you have not installed Google Backup and Sync on your computer. Please download the program and log in before continuing.

Step 4. Then click Schedule at the bottom of the page, select the General tab, and then click Daily or select another automatic backup frequency according to your needs.

Scheduled

Step 5. After confirming your automatic backup frequency, click Start Backup to start Google Drive daily backup.

Bonus tip: How to auto backup Google Drive to another cloud drive?

Actually, backing up files to a cloud storage service is not necessarily completely appropriate. If Google Drive freezes or other problems occur, your saved data may still be lost. Therefore, you need to back up Google Drive files to another cloud. In this way, you no longer need to worry about damage or disappearance of data in the cloud disk due to human operations or hacker attacks.

If you want to automatically backup Google Drive to another cloud easily, we recommend you to use professional cloud backup tools such as CBackupper. It can help you automatically back up files between clouds (support Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.), and provide double protection for your data.

CBackupper Main Page

You can back up Google Drive to another cloud drive in just a few simple steps:

Step 1. Just go to the CBakupper website to apply for an account, and sign in.

Sign Up

Step 2. Click Add Clouds under the Added Clouds tab to select Google Drive, and click Add. Then, the system will guide you to log in to your Google Drive account and authorize CBackupper to access your account.

Add Google Drive

Note: Don't worry about your file security and privacy issues, CBackupper is only used as a transfer tool, it will not access your data.

Step 3. Follow step 2 to authorize the public cloud storage account you want to add. Then go to Backup Tasks, and click New Task to create a backup task.

Create Task

Step 4. Click the Add Source button to add Google Drive as a transfer source, you can choose the entire Google Drive or just certain files here. Click the Add Destination button to add another cloud drive as a backup destination.

Add Source and Destination

Step 5. Click the Settings option below, go to Schedule, and set up a Daily Google Drive backup task to let CBackupper backup your data between cloud storage automatically and regularly.

Schedule Daily

Step 6. After that, click Start Backup to execute the backup task.

Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive

Note: If you want to sync between clouds, CBackupper can also help you do it easily. The steps are basically the same as above, you just need to go to Sync Tasks to create a cloud to cloud sync task.

Last words

In short, setting Google Drive daily backup is very important to most users, saving time and effort. We provide you with two methods to set up Google Drive automatic backup. My suggestion is to use the second free backup software because it can provide a better experience and simpler operation during backup. Besides, you'd better use CBackupper to back up Google Drive to another cloud to provide an extra layer of protection for your data.