Google Workspace: Setup Automatic Backup to Drive
We recommend setting up automatic backup to Google Drive in the Google Workspace Admin console to ensure that your user's notes are backed up to their Drive account without them having to do anything. Additionally, users will be prompted to restore their latest backup from Drive during a fresh install. This provides a seamless backup and restore experience for the user: no sign-in, permission prompts, or setup!
Part 1: Add domain-wide delegation for Squid
Domain-wide delegation allows an administrator to authorize OAuth scopes on behalf of their users. This allows Squid to seamlessly store and retrieve backups in Drive without individual user permission.
In the Google Admin console, navigate to the Domain-wide Delegation screen.
If the above link doesn’t work, from the Google Admin console Home screen, go to Security > Access and data control > API controls and click Manage Domain Wide Delegation.
- Click Add new and enter the following:
The dialog should look like this:
- Click Authorize
If you have any issues, please check out this Google help page under Set up domain-wide delegation for a client. If that doesn’t answer your question, please reach out to us.
Part 2: Enable Google Drive Auto Backup for Squid on managed Chrome OS devices
These instructions are for managed Chromebooks. If you have managed Android devices, please follow these instructions instead.
In the Google Admin console, navigate to the App management screen.
If the above link doesn’t work, from the Google Admin console Home screen, go to Devices > Chrome > Apps & extensions > Users & browsers and select Squid from the list of apps.
- [Optional] Choose a subset of users for which you want to enforce Google Drive Auto Backup using the Organizational Units, Groups, and Users options on the left. By default, the entire OU should be selected.
- In the configuration panel on the right, enter the following under Managed configuration where it says “Enter a JSON value.”
- Click Save in the bar at the top.
Please note that this will force enable backup to Google Drive for all users this configuration is applied to. These users will not be able to switch from Drive to a different cloud storage provider.
If you have any issues, please check out this Google help page under Install Android apps on ChromeOS devices > Step 3: (Optional) Apply managed configurations to an Android app. If that doesn’t answer your question, please reach out to us.
That's it! Your user's notes will now automatically backup to their Drive.