Update January 25, 2017: Google sent me this:
Your Google Apps Education account will come to a close. You might be graduating or leaving for a new school.
Our digital life is complex.
Best case scenario: you want to store things and find them fast and easy. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet.
Method 1: Backup Only The Important Things
This is where you backup specific files on your personal cloud. Use services like Google Drive, DropBox, or Evernote.
- Takes less space than a full backup
- You know exactly what you are backing up
- Its time consuming to organize everything
- You might forget something important
Method 2: Backup Everything
This is where you backup EVERYTHING. All the files your computer uses, programs, program preferences, and other miscellaneous files.
- Peace of mind that you backed everything up
- Takes a lot of space
- Takes a long time to backup everything
- Takes time to find what you want after you backup
You should already know how to do Method 1. If you need a refresher email me or stop by the IT office and I can show you how.
How to Backup Everything on Google Apps for Education
- Log out of ALL your Google Accounts
- Only log in to Google account you want to backup
- Go to: https://takeout.google.
Note: Google TakeOut does not backup Gmail. Google “How to backup Gmail.“
- Choose which Google Services you want to backup and click “Next”
- For File Type choose “.zip”
If you are technical choose the other formats
- For Delivery Method choose “Send download link via email.”
If you have space on your other cloud service providers use them.
- Click “Create Archive”
- Depending how big your archive file is- it will take hours or days.
Mine was 12 gigabytes and it took 3 hours to receive a link. Your results may vary.
- After you receive the email download that large file somewhere. It will take hours if it is several gigabytes. My 12 gigabyte file is still downloading… it’s been 2 hours so far. I’ll update this if I remember to.
- To access your backups. You need to extract that backup file on your computer some where. Then search for what file you need.
I haven’t figured it all out yet either, but this is what I do. I try to focus on Method 1, but in emergency and last minute situations I will do Method 2.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email.