How to Backup SD Card to Google Drive

Jean updated on Sep 06, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

With the growing popularity of the cloud storage service in the modern life, people are getting used to putting their important files on some cloud drives instead of the computer or other portable storage devices. As is known to all, compared with the traditional way of using hard drives or external flash drives to store data, the cloud storage ought to be much safer and easier due to the following facts.

1. There are many cloud services available to choose, and many of them are offered for free, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.
2. To upload files from a local drive to the cloud, only a cloud account and password are required.
3. You will have the least chance of data being damaged due to hard drive error issues or computer won't boot error that frequently happened.

So, how are you going to benefit from the cloud drive and make it an ideal backup place? Here, take the Google Drive for an example, you will learn the detailed guide to backup SD card to Google drive.

How to back up the SD card to Google Drive from Android

If you're using an SD card on an Android device and would like to backup Android SD card on the Android device, there are two apps you can use. One is the photo gallery, and the other is the Google Drive app. Since the photo gallery only supports to backup photos on your SD card to the Google Drive, we think that the Google Drive app is a better choice for uploading more data including photos, videos, documents and so on.

Step 1. Download and install the Google Drive app on your Android.

Step 2. Open the app when it finished installing. Log in your Google account.

Step 3. At the bottom of the left pane, there is a + icon with the red background, tap on it and then click the Upload.

Step 4. Choose a path from the Open button. Now select the files on your SD card, which can be everything in the Images, Videos, Audio, Downloads and Photos categories. Click Done.

Google Drive will start immediately backing up all your selected files to the Google Drive cloud.

One problem with uploading SD card files to Google Drive

"My default folder for my photos on my Android device is the SD card and Google photos doesn't seem to allow me to choose the SD card as a location to backup and sync. How am I able to set that within Google photos?"

As you can see, it's not a problem of using the Google Drive app to backup and sync SD card data to the cloud from Android from a single person. It seems that many people experienced the failure in doing the cloud backup from Android. Is there any alternative way to perform the backup?

How to Backup SD Card to Google Drive on PC

Fortunately, to backup Android SD card to the cloud, you can use EaseUS cloud backup software that supports to back up hard drive, SD card, USB flash drives, and selected files, folders or even emails to the three most popular cloud storages, including Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive!

So, when you have trouble in backing up and syncing the SD card data to Google Drive on an Android device, try to rectify the problem on a PC. EaseUS Todo Backup will 100% assist you in a safe, quick and easy way.

Connect your SD card to your PC first and follow the guidelines below to continue the backup process.

Step 1. Launch and run EaseUS Todo Backup on your computer.
And click the icon at the left top corner, find and click "File Backup" at the left pane.

Select Disk/Partition backup mode to start backing up your disk.

Step 2. Choose the specific files that you want to backup to your cloud account - Google Drive/OneDrive or Dropbox.

Choose the source and destination disk to backup computer to USB flash drive

And then, click "Browse" at the destination column to select "Cloud Device" and click the "+" icon to access the cloud storage.

Select destination to save photos.

Step 3. Select your Cloud storage - Google Drive/OneDrive or Dropbox and sign in to allow EaseUS Todo Backup access your account for saving backup images.

Select Cloud drive to add for backing up files.

Step 4. Click "Allow" to let EaseUS Todo Backup access and save backup images of your files to Cloud drive and finally click "Proceed" to start backing up your files now.
Wait for the process to finish, and all your videos will be saved to your cloud storage with a compressed format by taking small space. 

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.