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SQL Backup Master supports the use of Google Drive for database backup purposes.


To use Google Drive as a backup destination, you must have an account. If you don't already have a Google Drive account, you can visit to create one.


To create a Google Drive backup destination within SQL Backup Master, click the Add toolbar button in the Destinations section of the Database Backup Editor window. When prompted to choose a destination, select Google Drive and click the Select button.




SQL Backup Master must be authorized to connect with your Google Drive. Doing so allows SQL Backup Master to upload database backup files to Google Drive on your behalf.


Click the Authorize Now button to proceed. Your default web browser will be launched and directed to a special page within the Google Drive website where you can either Allow or Deny cooperation between SQL Backup Master and your Google Drive account. Click the Allow access button if you wish to continue with authorization.


Once the authorization is completed, return to SQL Backup Master and click the Done button (or click Cancel if you elected not to proceed with authorization). SQL Backup Master will then show the name of the associated Google Drive account.


Congratulations, SQL Backup Master can now back up your SQL Server databases to your Google Drive.


Optional Settings


The following optional settings are also available:


Remote dir - By default, SQL Backup Master will upload database backup files into the root of your Google Drive. Here, you can specify a directory name (e.g. "SQL Backups" or something similar) to use instead. If the directory doesn't already exist, it will be created. You can also specify multiple sub-directories by separating them with a forward slash (e.g. "Apps/SQL Backups").

Emergency destination - When this option is enabled, the associated backup destination will be used only if all other backup destinations fail.




Each time SQL Backup Master successfully uploads a database backup to a destination, it executes a clean-up procedure.


This allows you to automatically remove database backup files that are older than a specified number of days and/or hours.


Important: Cleanup operations for a given destination will only affect the database backup files associated with that destination.