The purpose of creating a backup is to a backup of certain information we hold on a PC or in an email account. In the case of Gmail, you might want to change your email account but keep the messages you have sent and received. You can use a backup to save all the information stored there and export it to a new account or to a hard drive.
With a backup in your Gmail account, you can copy the information and export it to a second account or an external storage device
For security and precautionary reasons, it is even advisable to regularly create a backup in your Gmail account. The easiest thing to do is to use the tool Google take awaywhich allows your account information to be copied and saved elsewhere. And not just in Gmail, as this feature is useful for making copies of the information hosted on another Google service, such as: E.g. Google+, which has already been closed, but whose data you might want to restore. Here we explain how you can quickly and easily create a backup in your Gmail:
– “Data protection and personalization”: To start the process, you need to access the link myaccount.google.com. From there, Google will show you a number of options and tools related to managing your profile. There are four boxes in total and the one we’re interested in is that of up to the right: “Privacy and Personalization”.
This box has blue letters in its lower stripe that say: “Manage your data and customization options”where to click.
– “Download, delete data or create a plan for the data”: When you click that box, Google will take you to a new window where you need to scroll until you see the heading, “Download, delete, or make a plan”.
-Google takeaway data: Clicking it will take you to the Google Takeout page. The first section of the panel says “Choose the data to include” regarding the backup, and there you need to make sure that the Gmail tab is checked as well as the rest of the applications that you want to back up. . Then click on “Next Step”.
Then you have to decide how you want to receive and download this data. You can choose to have all information sent by email or uploaded Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Box. You also choose whether you want to download in a ZIP or TGZ file and how much weight each of the files should be (1, 2, 4, 10 or 50 gigabytes).
You also have the option to choose whether you want Google to do an automatic backup every two months. At the end, click on “create export” and be patient. Depending on how much information you have saved, it can take days for the entire copy to be made.