Google Backup and Sync will take backups of your entire computer on Google Drive
Subhrojit MallickJun 15, 2017, 03.05 PM IST
According to a , Google is launching a new app named Backup and Sync which will likely replace the standard Google Drive app and the Google Photos Backup app. The app will allow people to take extended scheduled backups of their computers. You can choose the folders you want to backup and even schedule when to do it.
However, the backups will eat up the Google Drive storage limit. For free accounts, Google offers a 15GB of storage across all Google services. Google has not offered new subscription plans for Drive yet, with Backup and Sync.
The Backup and Sync app is a great way for Google to establish itself as a comprehensive cloud storage option. So far, users only had the option of manually uploading files on the app's storage folders. The new app will offer more flexibility and automation in syncing folders on computers.
Yet, it is unclear whether you'll be able to open and edit the common file types within Drive or whether you can sync the files to another computer using Google Drive.
The Backup and Sync will compete with Apple's iCloud and Microsoft's OneDrive which already offers complete backup of computers.