Google’s Backup and Sync for Google Drive to be available from June 28

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Google has announced that it will launch a new Backup and Sync tool for Google Drive users, to be available from June 28, 2017. This new feature will allow users to monitor and backup files of any folders that you desire making it more robust. The latest version of Google Drive for Mac/PC is Backup and Sync, is now already incorporated with Google Photos desktop uploader.

The upcoming ‘Backup and Sync’ app will replace the existing Google Drive uploader client. It will be incorporated with desktop Google Photos uploader.

The main purpose of Backup and Sync tool is to support consumer users. For continuous Backup of folders to Google Drive accounts, users will have to sign in via Google Accounts using this new app. But, for backup there should be sufficient storage on your Google Drive. At present, Google provides 15GB of Google Drive storage for free. But, if user requires more cloud space the there is a provision to increase your storage by purchasing it.

According to Google this new app is only for normal users. The G Suite customers continue to use Drive for Mac/PC until there is 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.

Therefore, Google will not mechanically upgrade G Suite users from Drive to Backup and Sync for Mac/PC. Users will be able to download and upgrade Backup and Sync from June 28 for installing Drive for Mac/ PC on their computers. If your organizations do not allow, then users won’t be able to use Backup and Sync with their G Suite accounts.

Source: GSuite

Google’s Backup and Sync for Google Drive to be available from June 28