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How to Share Backups With Professional Services

Ensuring the safe transfer of website data is essential for businesses and individuals. Whether upgrading your hosting platform, migrating to a new server, or simply backing up your site for security purposes, sharing backups plays a crucial role in this process. This guide is designed to walk you through sharing backups with professional services using popular cloud storage solutions like DropBox and Google Drive, which is especially useful when purchasing a website transfer. By following the outlined procedures, you'll be able to facilitate a smooth and secure transfer of your website's data.



Share Backups With Professional Services Using& DropBox

  1. Navigate to the DropBox website.

    Note: If you don't have an account, you'll need to create one to proceed. 

  2. Once logged in, you'll see a section to the top right that will allow you to upload content.
    Upload Options
    • If you have an entire folder, then select Upload Folder.
    • If you have a single archive file, such as a .zip or .tar, then select Upload File.
  3. That will open a standard File Explorer. Find the backup and select it for upload.
  4. Once it has been uploaded, you will need to make it shareable. Hovering over the item will expose a Share button.
  5. Click the Share button, then click the Create link in the bottom corner to generate the link for this file.
  6. Once the link has been generated, click the Copy link, then send it back to Professional Services in response to their email.
    Copy Link

Share Backups With Professional Services Using Google Drive

  1. Navigate to Google Drive.

    Note: If you're not logged in to a Google account, find the button that says Go to Google Drive and log in there. If you don't have a Google account, we recommend using DropBox instead.

  2. If you haven't already uploaded your backup, click the New option in the top right-hand corner of your Google Dashboard.
    New Button
    • If you have a single file, such as a .zip or a .tar, select File Upload and use the File Explorer that pops up to select the file. 
    • If you're providing the files in a folder, select Folder Upload and use the File Explorer that pops up to select the folder.
  3. Once uploaded, the item will need to be made shareable with anyone that has the link. Right-click on the item and then click Get Shareable Link.
    Get Shareable Link
  4. Clicking that button will prompt another pop-up that lists some details about the item. From here, you'll need to click Sharing Settings.
  5. Another box will pop up where you can select who has access to the item; select Anyone with the link can edit from the drop-down.

    Note: If you're using a company Google Workspace account, you may need to click More in that drop-down to share it outside of your company.

  6. The final step is to click Copy Link and send that link to Professional Services in your response to their email.

Summary

Securely transferring website data is vital for upgrades, migrations, and backups. This guide shows how to share backups with Professional Services via cloud storage solutions like DropBox and Google Drive, which are especially useful for website transfers.

Following these steps, you can efficiently share your website backups with Professional Services, ensuring a secure and smooth migration of website data. This guide facilitates the process, simplifying what could otherwise be a complex task, and highlights the importance of leveraging cloud storage solutions for effective data management and transfer.

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You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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