Google Drive as a server backup

When Google Drive was first released I thought it could spell the end of the traditional office file server. Simply install Google Drive on each user’s computer, and then the files would be synchronised across each user’s own hard drive. No server required, and multiple backup copies across the office.

But alas, there’s no WAN synchronisation (like Dropbox) and so each file would need to be uploaded by the person who saved it, and then re-downloaded individually to each other user. Lots of wasted bandwidth. Not good. Continue reading