How to setup a backup with a Seagate Backup Plus drive in Windows

How to setup a backup with a Seagate Backup Plus drive in Windows



Explains the backup feature in Seagate Backup Plus Dashboard, which is called Protect and includes numerous options.

Seagate Backup Plus drives include software with several features including backup. The backup feature in Seagate Backup Plus is called Protect and includes numerous options.

The default backup will backup all the user data files on the primary drive (ie, the C: drive in Windows) of the computer continuously.

The scheduled backup may be preferable if you perform a lot of resource-intensive activity like gaming. This way, the computer’s resources can be more focused on the task at hand rather than being constantly involved in monitoring for changes to what it is backing up.

This article will demonstrate the procedure for a basic backup (where the data files on the main drive are monitored continuously). If you would like to customize your backup, please see the User Guide (located on the Backup Plus drive) for details about what options are available and how to configure them.
Protect option is only available on the Windows version of the Dashboard software.

  1. Be sure the drive is connected directly to the computer using a USB port, not using a docking station or hub.
  2. Open Seagate Dashboard by double-clicking the Seagate Dashboard 2.0 icon on the desktop.



    If the software is not installed, see Document ID: 004319 for instructions on installing the software in Windows.
  3. On the Home screen, click the Protect option.


     
  4. Click the Protect Now option to begin the backup.  This will automatically backup all of the files and folders on your computer's hard drive. See the Help menu for details.

  5. The backup will now begin. It may take a while for the initial backup to complete. Once the initial backup is complete, as long as the Backup Plus drive is connected to your computer, Dashboard will immediately and automatically save any changes you make to your backup files.





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