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How to Back Up Google Drive to a Raspberry Pi

Yes, you read that direction correctly: this is a how to covering backing Google Drive up to a Raspberry Pi, not the other way around.

For the impatient, here's a link to the scripts on GitHub, but it'll probably help put things in context if you at least skim the rest of this post since there are a couple of dependencies in the mix.
Background I do volunteer tech work for an organization that, like many organizations, uses Google Drive heavily, and doesn't have much money to throw around. This organization's Tech Committee has discussed whether or not we need to have a backup of the Google Drive files numerous times, but we keep kicking the can down the road since Google Drive versions files and retains trash until someone empties it, lessening the necessity of having a backup.

But, catastrophes happen. If someone were to delete all the files and empty the trash, you do have 25 days to contact Google and they can try to get your files back for you. Alternatively, you …