Backup your WordPress website to Google Drive

This tutorial will give you the step-by-step instructions to backup your WordPress website to Google Drive using the UpdraftPlus plugin.

If you don’t select remote location to store your backups, they will be stored on your server with your website. This is a security risk. If your site gets infected with malware, your backups are at risk of being infected as well. If you keep your backups in a separate location, you can ensure that you’ll have a good backup from which to restore your site should something go wrong. UpdraftPlus offers many options for remote storage to choose from. Prefer DropBox to Google Drive? I have a tutorial for DropBox¬†too.

1. Log in to your Google account.

2. In your WordPress Dashboard, Under “Settings”, click on “UpdraftPlus Backups”.

WordPress Dashboard: Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups

3. Click on the “Settings” tab

WordPress Dashboard: Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups > Settings Tab

4. Set your backup schedule. My recommendation is to backup your files weekly and retain 4 and your database every 12 hours and retain 60. This will give you one full month of backups.

WordPress Dashboard: Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups > Settings Tab > Backup Schedule

5. Click on the “Google Drive” icon

WordPress Dashboard: Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups > Settings Tab > Google Drive

6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Save”.

7. You’ll see a pop up box asking you to click the link to authorize access to your Google Drive Account. Click the link.

8. You’ll be connected to Google to authorize access. Click “Allow”.

Google Drive Authorization

9.On the next page, click the “Complete setup” button.

UpdraftPlus Authorization Confirmation Page

10. You’ll be sent back to your WordPress at the installation. At the top of the page, you should see a message that you have authenticated your Google Drive account.

WordPress Dashboard: Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups > Success Message

That’s it. You’re all set!

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