Unlimited backups, license-free
Active Backup for Google Workspace is a free add-on application coming with your Synology NAS. Select an ideal Synology NAS to back up unlimited user accounts, as long as storage capacity allows – completely free of licenses.
Backing up is your responsibility
It is your responsibility to protect your data being created on Google Workspace services, as they are not backed up or saved for long-term need.
Protect your intellectual assets
When it comes to data security, businesses should take full responsibility of controlling their data and protecting against human errors and malicious attacks.
Hold data for compliance and legal purposes
With industry regulations in place, organizations often face the challenge of data retention. In the long run, however, the storage space needed could incur significant costs.
Optimize the data restoration process
As data on Google Workspace might take considerable time and effort to restore, it is crucial to enhance restoration efficiency and minimize work disruption.
Your NAS, your control
Businesses can enable continuous backup to minimize the risk of data loss while flexibly preserving backup versions by setting a specific duration for file retention.
Businesses can continuously back up user services and shared drives, thereby minimizing the risk of data loss.
Flexible file versioning
Data will be backed up if changes are made. When a backed-up file is updated to a new version, its previous version will be preserved for the period of time you set for file retention, so that at least the previous version will be available for restoration.
With Active Backup for Google Workspace Portal enabled, both employees and admins can easily locate items for restoration and restore or export them within a few clicks.
No matter how many domains are set to be backed up, admins can monitor and manage backup tasks effortlessly from a single interface.
The comprehensive dashboard enables IT admins to monitor real-time and historical protection of backup services, storage consumption, as well as data transmission history.
Account Discovery, which can be enabled per service, detects shared drives or users whose Google Workspace services are enabled, and automatically selects them for backup, saving admins the trouble of manual setup.
Synology's advanced storage technologies enable businesses to keep the most data while using the least amount of storage space.
Mail, calendar attachments (Btrfs volumes only), and Google Workspace files that contain identical content will only be stored to your Synology NAS once, which saves storage space.
Files stored in Btrfs volumes on Synology NAS can be deduplicated from previous versions, minimizing the storage space required.
Are there any items to prepare before creating a Active Backup for Google Workspace backup task?
Please create a service key and allow access to Google Drive with the Drive API. Learn more.
Are there any NAS limitations or requirements?
Yes, a NAS device running DSM 6.1-15217 or above is required and only x64 Synology NAS servers and the Btrfs file system are supported (if using deduplication technology). Find compatible models here.
Can I back up Active Backup for Google Workspace data to another device to have a second copy?
Yes, you can make a copy using Snapshot Replication and restore it when needed. With this method, you can easily implement the 3-2-1 backup strategy.
Are there any license requirements or maximum account limits?
No, it's completely license-free without limits to the maximum number of accounts. However, if the number exceeds 500, we recommend you reach out to our sales team for a consultation.