10-02-2012, 11:30 AM
Hardware - Team Manager
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Glasgow Scotland
OS: win 10 Home
From the manual
Managing Backup Settings
Once you create a backup plan, the Backup window displays:
• The active backup plan
• Which file types will be backed up
• The time of the backup
• The Scheduled Backup (On/Off) setting
Editing Backup Settings
To edit the settings of a Backup Plan for your drive:
Step 1: Click My Drives in the Command panel.
The My Drives page opens.
Step 2: Select your drive.
Step 3: Click Backup in the Command panel.
The Backup window opens.
Step 4: In the Backup window, click Edit Backup Settings.
The Backup Folder Selection window displays your current Backup Plan name
and folder selection:
Step 5: Edit the Backup Plan Name and/or the folder selection(s) and click Next.
The Backup File Types window displays your current selections.
Step 6: Edit the types of files to be backed up and click Next.
The Backup Schedule window displays your current schedule.
Seagate Manager User Guide for Use With Your FreeAgent™ Drive 17
Backing Up and Restoring Folders and Files Managing Backup Settings
Note: If you previously had encryption enabled, it remains enabled (displaying a checkmark).
You cannot edit the encryption settings for your backup. The only way to enable or disable
encryption for a backup is to do it when you create the backup plan.
Step 7: Edit the days and/or time you want to back up your folders.
If this drive previously participated in Drive Rotation (sharing a backup plan with
another drive), the Next button is displayed. If not, the Finish button is displayed.
Step 8: Click Next or Finish.
If you clicked Finish:
The Backup window now displays the new details of your backup and Scheduled
Backup is turned on. You have completed editing of your backup settings.
If you clicked Next:
The Backup Options window opens, showing a list of drives to which this plan
backs up. Go to the next step.
Step 9: Uncheck any drive in the list to remove that drive from this backup plan and click
Deleting a Backup Plan
You can delete the Backup Plan for any drive on which you’ve created one, even if the drive
is not connected to your computer.
To delete a Backup Plan for your drive:
Step 1: Click Backup in the Command panel.
The Backup window opens.
Step 2: In the Backup window, click Delete Backup Plans.
The Delete Backup Plans window opens.
Listed is the Backup Plan for each drive.
Step 3: Select the Backup Plan you want to delete by clicking its checkbox and click
The selected backup plan is deleted. (Your backed up files are NOT deleted.)
Using Scheduled Backup
Use Scheduled Backup to back up changed files to your drive on the days and time you set.
The Scheduled Backup On/Off switch enables or disables the backup plan schedule.
By default, Scheduled Backup is turned on.
If Scheduled Backup is missed:
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