Saving copies of your Google Data

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When you wish to migrate your data away from Dana Hall’s Google services you can utilize a service called “Google Takeout”. Takeout delivers your data in a format that you will be able to use either in a personal Google account, or many other services that provide import options for these common formats.

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Create an “Archive” via Google Takeout

This step can be completed on any computer or device (even your iPad).

In a web browser, navigate to

You may need to log in with your Dana Hall Google credentials.

Click (1) “Create an archive”.


Select the Google services from which you would like Google to generate the archive. You can also simply leave all options checked, and Google will deliver your data from every service you have utilized at Dana.



Archive status and downloading

Google will begin processing your archive. This process may take hours (or possibly days) to complete.

You can safely navigate away form this page at this point. Google will send you an email when your archive is ready for download.

You can also come back to this page at any time to check on the progress of the archive (1).

When the archive is complete, you will be provided with links (2) to download your data.

Please complete the download process on your personal computer (it is not possible to download this data to your iPad) or a lab machine with a sufficiently large personal storage device attached. The space required to save the archive is listed on this page.

***If using a Dana Lab machine to download your data. Please be sure to log out of the computer when your copy is complete.***


More information

Further information about Google Takeout, the archiving process, and how your data is exported is available here:

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