Archive for August, 2014

Arq backs up to Google Drive storage


August 12th, 2014

The latest update to Arq includes support for backing up to your own Google Drive storage plan!

This is exciting for a few reasons:

  1. Google offers 15GB free storage, so if you don’t need to back up more than that, the storage is free.
  2. Google Drive for Work now includes unlimited storage for $10/month (if there are at least 5 users in your account — otherwise 1TB/user).
  3. With Google, there are no additional fees for requests, network transfer, or anything else.
  4. It’s super-easy to connect Arq to your Google Drive account using your email address and password; no key pairs to deal with.

As always, all your data are encrypted before they leave your computer, using a password that only you know, so your files are safe and secure; and the backups are in an account that you control. All the other features of Arq apply as well, including versioned backups, full OS X metadata backups, email notifications, and the ability to restrict which wifi networks Arq uses.

You can even combine Google Drive with other destinations in Arq. For instance, you can back up all your files to both Google Drive and your SFTP server. Or back up some files to your Google Drive storage, some files to your Amazon account, and some files to your SFTP server. It’s entirely up to you.

This update is free for all Arq 4 customers. Pick “Check for Updates” from Arq’s menu to get the update. Or download it here: Download

- Stefan