• How to Back Up Your SAUSD Data

    The IT (Information Technology) Department backs up critical district data (e.g. student information, payroll information, human resources information, etc.) on a daily basis.  However, we do not back up data that you have created locally (i.e. on your device) such as PowerPoint documents, spreadsheets, images, etc.

    How to Use SAUSD Google Drive to Back Up Your Local Content


      1. Download and install the Google Google Drive utility by visiting https://www.google.com/drive/download/ and click the Download button.

      2. Read the Terms of Service and click Agree and download. Check the box next to "Optional" if you'd like to share your usage statistics and crash reports with Google.

      3. Open googledrivesync.exe to automatically start the installation process. If you see a warning that Google Drive is an application downloaded from the Internet, click Open.

      4. For Macintosh, open installgoogledrive.dmg

      5. Move the Google Drive icon to your Applications folder

      6. Type your Google Account username and password to sign in to Google Drive. This will be the account associated with Google Drive for your PC. IMPORTANT:  sign in with your SAUSD Google account (username: first.last@sausdlearns.net)

      7. Complete the installation instructions.

      8. Click Start and choose Google Drive.

      9. Move or copy files and folders from your desktop into your Google Drive folder to begin syncing items. You’ll be able to find your files and folders in "My Drive" on drive.google.com.


    IMPORTANT:  Only back up data (e.g. documents, videos, images, databases, audio), not programs (e.g. PowerPoint, Firefox, iTunes, etc.)