Posted on 17 January 2018
The problem we have identified is that if anything goes wrong (eg if your computer crashes), there is no way to roll back changes. This will cause difficulties in two scenarios:
Google Drive File Stream does not support selective sync, so you cannot tell it to only sync a single folder.
We have discussed this issue with Google, and are deploying Google Backup and Sync instead, which does allow for the synchronisation of only specific folders - see the link below for more information.
If you have access to large numbers of shared Google Drive items, we strongly recommend that you do not continue using Google Drive File Stream, that you log out of the app and move to using Backup and Sync (see below). For other cases, we recommend that you consider carefully whether you wish to continue using Google Drive File Stream bearing in mind the issues above. If you're switching to using Backup and Sync instead, we provide advice on how to do this:
If you only use Google Drive on the web, this won't affect you. However, if you're not sure whether this applies to you, please discuss it with your Departmental Computing Officer, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.