This article explains how to install Afi G Suite backup application in your G Suite domain in 5 steps.
You need to be G Suite domain administrator to install Afi application for your domain.
Step 1 - Login and create account
Go to Afi sign-up page and login with your G Suite administrator credentials.
Step 2 - Add G Suite domain and install application
After creating an account, please select G Suite data source kind on the next screen and proceed to the installation screen. Press Install to go to G Suite Marketplace and install the application. Please note that you should be a domain administrator to install Afi G Suite backup application.
In the Marketplace please select Domain install option and grant required permissions to the application. You will be able to install the application for your entire domain or limit the installation to a specific organisation unit that you will need to specify during the installation process in Turn ON for dropdown (see screenshot #3 below).
Please note that if you install the application only to a single organisational unit, then this organisational unit needs to contain at least one user with G Suite Super admin role.
At the end of the installation process, Google Marketplace will show a summary of how to access the application as well as a confirmation window showing that the application is successfully installed. To finish your installation, go back to https://app.afi.ai/.
Step 3 - Select region
After the application is installed, you will need to select a region where to store backups for the newly added G Suite domain and a time zone. The following backup regions are available - the United States, Europe(Netherlands), the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Time zone settings will affect time interval when regular backups are running.
The region where backup data is stored can not be changed after the domain is added.
Step 4 - Wait for G Suite resources synchronisation
After the registration, Afi will discover domain resources (it may take up to several minutes for large domains) and then you will be forwarded to the application. If anything goes wrong during this step, please contact us or check Afi knowledge base article on installation troubleshooting - Troubleshooting problems with Afi application installation.
It can take up to 24 hours before Afi G Suite application is available for all of your domain users.
Step 5 - Protect your data
Configure protection for the whole domain or for a set of selected users.
a. To configure protection for the whole domain you need to select a top-level checkbox near the Resources label, then click on the Assign SLA button and select an SLA that will be applied to all domain resources. Protection for the whole domain or a set of organizational units can also be configured on the Organisational units tab.
b. User can also protect only a selected subset of Users or Shared Drives by assigning SLA directly to specific resources.
You can monitor backup statuses on Overview dashboard which provides a high-level status of backup operations in a domain or via Audit -> Tasks section in Afi control panel.