July 1, 2024

How do I Back Up Files with Make.com

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Backing up your files is a crucial process to ensure that your data is safe in case of any unforeseen events like system crashes or accidental deletions. Make.com, formerly known as Integromat, offers an elegant solution to automate this process, taking the hassle out of manual backups. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to leverage Make.com for backing up your files:

Step 1: Sign Up for a Make.com Account
To begin, you'll need to create an account on Make.com. Visit their official website and sign up for free or choose a subscription plan that suits your needs.

Step 2: Create a New Scenario
After logging in, click on the "Create a new scenario" button. Scenarios are the automation workflows in Make.com that connect your apps and services together.

Step 3: Select Your Services
Choose the services that contain the files you want to back up. For instance, if your files are on Dropbox, select Dropbox as the source. Then, choose the destination where you'd like the backup to be saved, such as Google Drive, OneDrive, or an FTP server.

Step 4: Set Up Triggers and Actions
Next, you need to set up your trigger, which is the event that starts your scenario. This could be a scheduled time, an action like a new file being added, or a manual trigger. Once your trigger is set, add the backup action. For instance, if you're backing up files from Dropbox to Google Drive, the action will involve copying the files to the desired Google Drive folder.

**Arrange the modules within your scenario by dragging and connecting them. This visual approach makes it easy to understand the flow of your backup process.

Step 5: Specify Your Backup Criteria
You can further customize your scenario by setting up filters or specifying which types of files to back up. For example, you can choose to back up only files with certain extensions or modified after a particular date.

Step 6: Run a Test
Make.com offers a "Run once" feature to test your scenario. Use this to ensure that your trigger and action are working correctly and that the files are backing up to your chosen destination.

Final Step: Activate Your Scenario
Once you're satisfied with your test, you can activate your scenario. Your files will now back up automatically according to the schedule you've set. Congratulations, you've just automated your file backup process with Make.com!

Remember, the beauty of Make.com lies in its flexibility. You can link any number of services and create complex scenarios to meet all your backup needs. With automated backups in place, you'll have peace of mind knowing your files are secure and up-to-date in your chosen storage location.

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