By Nicky / Last Updated September 11, 2020

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Can I sync files to Google Drive on Windows Server?

“I am using Google Drive to save my files on my Windows Server PC. Actually, it is not hard for me to upload files to Google Drive through its website, but I feel upset that once I change the files on the local computer, I have to back up the new version of them to the cloud again. Therefore, I want to find a way to sync Windows Server with Google Drive automatically so that changes made to local files will be synchronized to Google Drive automatically. How can I achieve it? Please give me some suggestions!”

Google official tool for file sync - Backup and Sync

Google Drive is very popular with users because it provides users with a generous 15 GB storage space for free and releases specialized apps for Windows PC/Mac and mobile devices. Besides that, it also has a web version for users to access and manage files on Google Drive easily. In 2017, Google replaced its desktop client for Windows PC and Mac with a new tool called “Backup and Sync”.

As the desktop uploader of Google Drive and Google Photos, Google Drive Backup and Sync can be used to sync specific folders across local computer and online Google Drive or Photos. This is a double way sync. Changes made to the local desktop folder will be synchronized to network Google Drive and differences happen in online Google Drive files will also be mirrored to local storage.

How to use Google Backup and Sync on Windows Server?

If you are a Windows Server user who is using Google Drive to save your important data, you can download and install Backup and Sync to sync your files on Windows Server with Google Drive instead of uploading them manually via web version. To use Google Backup and Sync on Windows Server, please refer to the detailed steps below:

1. Download Google Backup and Sync tool and install it on your computer.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Get Started

2. Sign in your Google Account. Then, you will be given the general introduction of this application.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Get Started

3. You will be asked to specify which folder(s) you would like to sync to Google Drive. Also, you can specify the quality of upload photos and videos (Google photos backup and sync).

Google Drive Backup and Sync Get Started

4. The next will setup synchronization form Google Drive to My Computer. Here, you should decide which folder(s) to be synced to the local computer and where on the local area to save the synced items. Finally, click “START” to start Google Backup and Sync service.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Get Started

Bonus tips about syncing files to Google Drive

Tip 1. Google Backup and Sync alternatives

Though Google Backup and Sync is not difficult to use, many users complain that Google Backup and Sync stops syncing for unknown reasons frequently and they will take a long time to fix these issues. Therefore, if you are facing these problems or want to avoid these issues in advance, you can sync files to Google Drive with a Google Backup and Sync alternatives like AOMEI Backupper Server and Insync.

  • AOMEI Backupper Server

AOMEI Backupper Server is a professional backup and restore software for Windows Server, which can help you backup or sync files/folders to Google Drive easily. With Scheduled Backup features, you can set up an automatic backup task in daily, weekly, monthly, and even real-time mode.

AOMEI Backupper File Sync

  • Insync

Insync is a famous and feature-rich Google Drive desktop client for Windows, Mac OS, and even Linux. It can help you not only sync files to Google Drive but also do almost anything that you need to do with Google Drive.

Insync

Tip 2. Backup your files on Google Drive to avoid accidental loss

Though cloud storage is regarded as a safe place for data, you are also suggested to backup files on Google Drive because Google Drive may go down for unknown reasons sometimes. To save local storage space, backing up files from Google Drive to another cloud storage with a reliable cloud backup tool like CBackupper is a good choice.

CBackupper is a web-based cloud backup tool that allows you to add Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc. on its interface to backup files between cloud storage directly. In addition, it offers many useful and flexible backup features to help you set up automatic backup task and filter files during the backup process.

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Conclusion

Follow the steps above, you can easily use Google Backup and Sync on Windows Server to sync your files automatically, saving much time and effort. If you meet some issues caused by Backup and Sync, you can also use an alternative to sync your files to Google Drive. What’s more, don’t forget to backup your files on Google Drive with CBackupper to avoid accidental loss.