Windows 10: Backup and Sync from Google available soon

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       14 Jun 2017 #1

    Backup and Sync from Google available soon


    On June 28th, 2017, we will launch Backup and Sync from Google, a tool intended to help everyday users back up files and photos from their computers, so they’re safe and accessible from anywhere. Backup and Sync is the latest version of Google Drive for Mac/PC, which is now integrated with the Google Photos desktop uploader. As such, it will respect any current Drive for Mac/PC settings in the Admin console.



    Backup and Sync is primarily intended for consumer users. We recommend that our G Suite customers continue to use Drive for Mac/PC until our new enterprise-focused solution, Drive File Stream (currently in EAP), is made generally available to all G Suite Basic, Business, Enterprise, Education, and Nonprofit domains later this year. Drive File Stream will allow users to access huge corporate data sets without taking up the equivalent space on their hard drives.

    With that in mind, we will not automatically upgrade G Suite users from Drive for Mac/PC to Backup and Sync at this time. If you currently allow your users to install Drive for Mac/PC on their own computers, they will be able to download and upgrade to Backup and Sync starting on Wednesday, June 28th. If you don’t currently allow Google Drive for Mac/PC in your organization, your users won’t be able to use Backup and Sync with their G Suite accounts.

    For more details, check out the resources below starting on June 28th. If you’re interested in trying Drive File Stream, sign up for the Early Adopter Program (EAP) today.


    Source: G Suite Update Alerts: Backup and Sync from Google available soon
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  2.    14 Jun 2017 #1

    Sounds like yet another plan to store backups of my files outside my care, custody and control. No thanks, Google!
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  3.    15 Jun 2017 #2

    larc919 said: View Post
    Sounds like yet another plan to store backups of my files outside my care, custody and control. No thanks, Google!
    Or, to put it another way, an opportunity for those who aren't diligent about doing backups to protect their files and photos with almost no effort on their part stored in a place where they can access them from anywhere, with practically any device.
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  4.    15 Jun 2017 #3

    pparks1 said: View Post
    Or, to put it another way, an opportunity for those who aren't diligent about doing backups to protect their files and photos with almost no effort on their part stored in a place where they can access them from anywhere, with practically any device.
    I was speaking for myself and nobody else. That kind of thing may be a life saver for some, but I'm careful to keep myself protected without having to entrust my data to an outside keeper that I have 0% control over.
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  5.    15 Jun 2017 #4

    Yeah, I know where you are coming from. I want the convenience of all data from anywhere. I just don't store anything sensitive in my cloud areas. Things like tax returns I don't need from everywhere.
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       15 Jun 2017 #5

    larc919 said: View Post
    Sounds like yet another plan to store backups of my files outside my care, custody and control. No thanks, Google!
    pparks1 said: View Post
    Or, to put it another way, an opportunity for those who aren't diligent about doing backups to protect their files and photos with almost no effort on their part stored in a place where they can access them from anywhere, with practically any device.
    larc919 had it right the first time.
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  7.    15 Jun 2017 #6

    Haha, I'm in a very tight locked down work environment. I came from a very cloud centric environment. My new locked down company is heading in a cloud direction and I'm always having these types of discussions with everybody. Infrastructure as a Service though is really where the industry is going, and containerization and headless computing. Eventually, the on-prem guys are going to be bearded Unix guys.
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