So this morning Lori Reed asked me if I backup my Google Calendar to print … I, in my current jet-lagged state, replied ‘umm’ and then sheepishly admitted that I not only don’t back up to print, but don’t back up at all! I always talk about backing up your cloud content and now that Lori points it out, if I lose my calendar I’d be completely lost! So I did some research to see how I could automate a backup process.
First I found the Google help that tells you how to export your calendar. But I want it to be automatic cause I’ll never remember to do it on a regular basis.
Next I found this article that points to an open source tool you can use to schedule downloads – but it’s for Windows only and I’m a Mac user. I also found another free Windows tool in my searches which is accurately called Google Calendar Backup Utility.
I then found a few options for Mac users. The first is CloudPull which backs up all Google content (docs, calendar, reader, etc). The next option was BackupGoo which is also for all of my Google content.
If you have some tips you’d like to add (or links to useful tutorials) feel free to share in the comments. When I’m done with work today I’ll be giving some of the Mac options a whirl.