BackupBuddy 6.0 now includes Google Drive as a new Remote Destination option for your remote WordPress backup storage. In this post, we cover how to send WordPress backups to Google Drive with BackupBuddy.
Easily Send Your WordPress Backups to Google Drive with BackupBuddy
1. Visit the BackupBuddy > Remote Destinations page from your WordPress dashboard. Click the “+ Add New” tab and select the Google Drive icon from the list of available options.
2. On the next screen, you’ll see a summary of instructions for setting up Google Drive as a new Remote Destination. Click Open Google API Console in a new window next to step 1.
3. The Google Drive API Console will open in a new window. Click Create Project.
4. Name your new project something like “BackupBuddy” & then click Create. Wait for the next screen to display.
5. Once the project is created, from the left menu, expand APIs & auth then click APIs. Under the Google Apps APIs, click Google Drive API.
6. Click Enable API (Make sure you select Drive API, not Drive SDK).
7. From the left menu, under APIs & auth, select Credentials and then Create new Client ID.
8. Select Installed application then click the Configure Consent Screen button.
9. Select your email address. Then for Product name, enter something something like “BackupBuddy” and click Save.
10. Select Application type of Installed application and then below that, select Other as the installed application type. Click the Create Client ID button.
11. From this screen, Copy the Client ID & Client Secret keys.
12. Navigate back to your BackupBuddy screen. Paste these keys into the Client ID and Client Screen fields and then click the Continue button.
13. Click the Click here & click “Accept” to authorize BackupBuddy access to your Google Drive.
14. On the next screen, click the Accept button.
15. Copy the entire code out of the field.
16. Return to the BackupBuddy screen and paste the code into the Auth Code field BackupBuddy page and click the Continue Button.
17. You’ll now see your Google Drive Settings. You can update the Destination name, select the storage folder and select the number of backups to store.
18. Click the + Add Destination button.
19. That’s it! You’ll now see Google Drive listed in its own tab on the Remote Destinations page.
Using Google Drive with Your Automated WordPress Backup Schedules
Once you get Google Drive added as a Remote Destination, you’ll need to add or edit your backup schedules to include Google Drive as the Remote Destination for the backup.
Visit BackupBuddy > Schedules to edit or add a new schedule. In the Remote backup destination section, add Google Drive.
Google Drive + BackupBuddy Stash as Backup Remote Destinations
These steps can help you easily create a WordPress backup to Google Drive as a remote destination. While Google Drive is a great option for storage of your WordPress backup files, we still recommend BackupBuddy Stash as your primary storage location.
It’s not a bad idea to use both Google Drive and BackupBuddy Stash so you can take advantage of BackupBuddy Stash features and integrations. As a BackupBuddy customer, you get 1GB of free BackupBuddy Stash storage space. BackupBuddy Stash integrates with iThemes Sync so you can easily manage files stored in your remote destination along with the rest of your WordPress updates.
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