SysTools G Suite- the easier backup option
November 14, 2017

SysTools G Suite- the easier backup option

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SysTools G Suite/Google Apps Backup

I downloaded the application to assist with an issue that occurred during a trial of G suite. I mainly required the service to backup a single folder to a PST. While the application worked as expected, it was not immediately clear on how folders to be backed up can be filtered.
  • Relatively simple to configure for full account backup.
  • Has scheduling options for both the free and professional version
  • Supports export to PST
  • Allows contacts export to Vcard which can then be easily imported to a smart device.
  • The user interface, while simple should have easier to find options. for example, to configure a backup I need to go into the file menu. why not have a backup button as a shortcut instead?
  • Options for including\excluding email folders should be explained better.
  • Does not support personal gmail accounts. Would be nice if the two products were integrated.
  • One time purchase fee is refreshing in a world of subscription based software.
From my research, SysTools was chosen mainly due to its simplicity. Other software tends to add a lot of eye candy, which for me was not necessary. I needed something that I could configure and leave running in the background relatively unnoticed. SysTools provided that with little interruption to my daily activities.
Would be ideal in a situation where a cut-over from gapps to o365 or other cloud service is being used. Granted other options exist but this would be a quick and easy fix. Would also be great for creating a copy of the online data to a test environment.