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How to combine multiple Google Drive and OneDrive accounts into a big pool of storage

CloudBacko allows you to combine multiple Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive accounts into a big pool of storage, so that you can essentially get unlimited cloud storage space for free. This article shows you how to do it.

Step 1: Create enough free storage accounts

Currently, both Google and Microsoft offer free 15 GB storage for each Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive account. To get multiple Google Drive or OneDrive accounts maybe a bit tricky, as Google will require you to enter a phone number if you use same IP to register multiple accounts. Google limits the number of accounts that you can create for each phone number. Similar restriction applies to the creation of multiple OneDrive accounts. To get around with such limitation, click here for the tips.

Step 2: Group multiple free storage accounts in CloudBacko as one destination pool

2.1: Open your CloudBacko software and click [Backup Sets].

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2.2: Choose an existing backup set if you already have one. If not, create one and follow the steps below during the creation of destination.

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2.3: Go to “Destination” tab, click [Add].

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2.4: From the following page, select “Destination pool” for the Type. Then click the [+] button to add the first cloud storage, e.g. a Google Drive storage.

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2.5: Select “Google Drive” as the Destination storage and then Click [Test]

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2.6: A new window of your default web browser will be brought up. Login to your Google Account.

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2.7: Click [Accept] from the following page.

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2.8: Copy the code provided.
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2.9: Paste the code into CloudBacko and click [OK].
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2.10: Okay, your first Google Drive account has been added to the destination pool. Click [OK] to proceed.
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2.11: You can see that your first Google Drive account has been added to the pool.

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2.12: From your default web browser, logout the Google account.

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If you’re in the middle of adding multiple OneDrive accounts, visit http://www.outlook.com through your default web browser and logout your Microsoft Outlook account there.

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2.13: Click [Add] in the page of CloudBacko mentioned in step 2.11 to add another Google Drive (or OneDrive) account. When all accounts are added, they will be shown in the page of destination pool. Click [OK] when finished adding accounts.

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2.14: The destination pool has been created in the list of destinations. Click [Save] to save the destination settings. You can always add more cloud storage accounts into this pool by double clicking on the name of this destination pool in the list.

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In this example, we have pooled 3 Google Drive and 2 OneDrive accounts into a pool of storage with 75GB space. CloudBacko will fill up the storage accounts one by one. You can set the order of the storage to be filled by entering the destination pool edit page and clicking the up and down arrows to change the sequence.

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We recommend you to use dedicated storage accounts for CloudBacko, i.e. if a storage has been added into the list of CloudBacko’s backup destination, do not use it for file syncing or sharing purpose to avoid accidental deletion of your backed up data.

Download CloudBacko Free Trial:

Both CloudBacko Pro and CloudBacko Lite supports the combination of free cloud storage accounts mentioned above. Click here to download free 30 days trial.

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