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Credits: Video Training produced by Brian Teeman
One feature of Akeeba Backup Professional is to allow you to automatically store the backup on a remote location.
Google Drive is a very popular option as it provides you with 15 gigabytes of cloud storage space free of charge, and it is very simple with Akeeba Backup Professional to configure your backups to be saved in to your Google Drive folder.
To begin, go to the Configuration and scroll down to the processing engine. Here you can see many options including upload to Google Drive.
Once that's selected choose Configure.
In order for our web site to talk to Google Drive we need to authenticate it. Click on the authentication button and a popup will open for you to login to Google Drive.
Give Akeeba Backup the permissions and click on the complete authentication button.
The directory that we want to store it in is by default the root of our Google Drive account but we can store it anywhere we want including a subdirectory.
As you can see some tokens have been automatically entered.
Once you have configured Google Drive, Save and Close your configuration and you are now ready to perform your first backup with the files being saved in Google Drive.
Once the backup has completed, we can go to our Manage Backups and here we can see the backup just took place, it is a Remote Backup, and the files are stored remotely.
From this link we are able to bring the backup back from Google Drive directly on to our web server.
Now every time a backup is performed by Akeeba Backup Professional, the backup file itself is being stored remotely in our Google Drive account.