Seagate Manager - Using Drive Rotation

Drive Rotation

With Drive Rotation, you can use one backup plan with multiple drives. This is useful if you
have files that are so important that you want to give yourself the added security of backing
them up to more than one drive.

  1. Connect the first drive to which you want to back up your files.
  2. Click My Drives in the command panel.  The My Drives page opens.
  3. Select your drive.
  4. Click Backup in the command panel.  The Backup window opens.
  5. Create a backup plan for this drive (if you haven’t done so already).  This backup plan can be either a simple or custom backup plan.
  6. Connect your second drive.
  7. Click My Drives in the command panel.  The My Drives page opens.
  8. Select the second drive.
  9. Click Backup in the command panel.  The Backup window opens.
  10. Click Drive Rotation.  The Backup Drive Rotation window opens.
  11. Select the Backup Plan you want to use with your second drive.
  12. Click OK.  The Backup window opens, displaying the plan you selected as the Active Plan and indicating Scheduled Backup is turned on.  You can share your backup plan with additional drives by repeating steps 6 - 12, if you wish.

Each time backup takes place, your files will be backed up to as many of the drives with which you have shared your backup plan as are connected at that time.  If only one of the drives is connected, then your files will backed up to only that drive. If all of the drives are connected, then your files will be backed up to all of them.





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