Restore-in-Time Machine and Version Control

We offer easy and simple backup and restore of lost or deleted G Suite data. You can benefit from our best-of-breed restore-in-time machine, which gets you the most from every G Suite data backup. Here is how it works.

We create a daily automatic backup of all your data for every G Suite application and a snapshot, or a Version, of your account. This is the exact state of your account as of the moment of the backup process.

This means that you can view, restore, and migrate data not only from the latest backup, but from the exact version of files, folders, contacts, events, etc. that you require from a given day.

To view, restore, or migrate files, using our restore-in-time machine, go to www.spinbackup.com and follow these steps:

1. If you have a Spinbackup account, tap the Log in as G Suite / Google Apps Administrator button in the upper right-hand corner. If you have no account and, therefore, no backed up data, it is impossible to use versioning. Check our How to Sign Up for Business Account article to explore versioning while viewing, recovering, migrating and downloading data in the future.

Spinbackup Log in

2. Insert your e-mail and password or sign in with Google.

Spinbackup Sign In

3. On the left of your dashboard click on Users.

Spinbackup dashboard

4. In a new window you will see a list of all your domain users. Find the name of the user, whose data needs to be viewed, restored, or migrated. Then open the specific application you want to view by clicking on the +/- button and choosing the application that you need.

Spinbackup Google restore users

5. In another new window you will see your latest backup version. Click on the Version button in order to change it to any other date.

Spinbackup version control

In a pop-up window you can choose the required version by finding it in the list or choosing the required date in the calendar. When the version is chosen, press Ok.

Spinbackup version control calendar

6. Now you can see the backup version you have selected. You can click on a file to open it and view the content, to make sure that this is the file you need.

Spinbackup new version
Please note: Spinbackup saves the last 100 backup versions, which correspond to the last 100 days, if there was no manual backup. If a message or file in your Google application was backed up earlier than 100 versions ago, hence it does not exist in the accessible 100 versions, you can find it in the Lost & Found section.

7. To find a file in the Lost & Found section, go back to Step 5 by clicking on the Version button. In a pop-up window click on Lost and Found and then on Ok.Spinbackup lost found You will see the list of files, that are more than 100 versions ago. Find the one you need.
Spinbackup archive

 

8. When the required file is found, you can view, restore, and migrate it.

To learn more about the restoration process, read our Google Account: Deleted Data Recovery article.

To learn about how to migrate files from one Google account to another one within the organization, read our How to Easily Migrate Data between Google Accounts within the Organization article.

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