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How to Back up Google Calendar

Google Calendar, since its initial release in April of 2006, has become the web standard for scheduling and being reminded about impending events. Your spouse’s, family,  friends’, and colleagues’ birthdays, anniversaries and other important milestones will never be forgotten.  Yes, with the help of Google Calendar, you can be the person that remembers.

Multiple calendars can be added and shared, allowing various levels of permissions for users, which enables collaboration and sharing of schedules amongst groups.  Only Google knows the precise number of Google Calendar users, but the number must be staggering. Each of these millions of users simply assumes that Google Calendar will always be up, online and available.

But, let’s imagine for a moment that Google Calendar is not available or its data was lost or deleted. As a result, you forgot to say Happy Birthday to your close friend. A close friend will understand but what if you failed to send an urgent payment notice to an important customer?

Well, that conversation may not turn out so well and if it ever does happen, chances are it will be with one of your best customers.  You need some ‘data-loss insurance’, meaning you’d best make regular backups of Google Calendar.

How to Backup Your Google Calendar

One method is to use a built-in function to export/import Google’s Calendar service, but it has a few, significant shortcomings:

  • Each calendar must be exported separately.
  • You can’t configure automatic export for more than one time per month.  That’s not good.
  • The calendar is stored on your local computer and as a result,  you’ll need to to protect it against possible theft, prevent data loss or computer drive failure or damage.
  • You can use risky apps control tool but still at least one of the above problems remains. In addition, many of those programs are fee-based.
  • Always backup your whole Google account.

However, there is one more option – a FREE cloud backup service, provided by Spinbackup! It backs up all of your calendars completely free plus you can set up automated daily, weekly or monthly backup. All data is stored on the cloud with servers at Amazon, with it’s undeniable reliability. Now, your valuable data is well-protected.

How to Backup or Restore Google Calendar Data.

A detailed description of the registration process is in previous articles:  Google Drive Backup, and Gmail Backup.

Log in to your Spinbackup account.

Run backup.

Wait for the completion of the process and check the results of Google Calendar backup.

You can see that both personal and working Calendars are saved successfully. You can also set up to backup Google Calendar automatically, with options to customize the frequency and settings as per your preference.

Let’s check how the restoration process of Google Calendar works or Google Calendar recovery.

As you can see, the personal calendar was deleted completely.

Return to Spinbackup and try to restore the calendar.

As you can see calendar is restored successfully.

Check the setting of automatic backup.

You can also see that we automatically set up a daily backup for all Google Calendars. If necessary, you can change it on a weekly or monthly basis, or simply turn it off.

So there it is; a visual demonstration of how to recover deleted events in Google Calendar and protect yourself easily, safely, and without charge from the loss of information in Google Calendar.

Protect your valuable data in the cloud and back up Google Calendar to make sure you never miss an important event.

William William Tran Product Manager
About Author

Will Tran is the Product Manager at Spin.AI, where he guides the product's strategic direction, oversees feature development and ensures that the solution solves his clients’ cybersecurity needs.

Will is a security professional who started his career at Lockheed Martin where he worked on National Security Space programs in business development and product management.

Will holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from UCSB and an MBA with a specialization in Technology Management and Marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

At Lockheed Martin, Will developed the multi-year strategy campaign and supported the product development satellite program for the United States Air Force, which resulted in a multi-billion dollar contract.

During business school, Will consulted 2 non-profit organizations as part of a series of national consulting case competitions. He set strategic priorities, optimized business operations, and developed a process to qualify new revenue streams for his non-profit clients. These initiatives resulted in 15-20% increase in gross profit.

In his spare time, Will can be found at local coffee shops around Los Angeles, traveling to different countries, or hanging out with his cat.

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