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Back Up Your Student G Suite Data

Google Takeout is a tool that allows you to archive and download your G Suite data as a zipped file on your computer. You can do this individually by service (contacts, calendar, drive, etc.) or as a single archive.

  1. To begin backing up your G Suite data, go to and follow the instructions. Google Takeout sends an email when the archive is complete.  Use the link in the email to locate and download your data.
  2. After you have downloaded your data to your computer, you can import it into another Google account using the following directions.



Drive: Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, etc.


  • You can use Google Takeout to archive your email, but do not attempt to import your email from these files.  You will end up with no labels and multiple copies of each email message.  Instead,  see Migrate Your Student Email to Your Alumni Account.

More information

For more information about archiving your data, including  FAQs, see

If you need assistance, please submit a Help ticket or contact the IT Service Desk at 650-725-HELP.

Last modified March 8, 2018