Preparing a Seeding Hard Drive
  • 12 May 2022
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Preparing a Seeding Hard Drive

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When you have a large amount of information to back up, the initial backup to the cloud can take a long time. You can speed up the initial backup by preparing a backup seeding hard drive: a drive that contains all of the files you want to include in the initial backup. You then use the seeding drive to create the initial backup on the portal.
The seeding drive can optionally be encrypted, so even if the drive is lost, there is very little risk to any sensitive information.

To prepare a backup seeding hard drive:

  1. Select the files and folders you want to include in the initial backup. These files and folders will be written to the seeding drive.
  2. In the Configuration view, select Cloud Backup > Control Panel in the navigation pane.
    The Control Panel page is displayed.
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  3. Click Seeding.
    The Select Seeding Destination window is displayed.
    Note

    The Seeding option is displayed only if the backup seeding service is supported.

  4. Choose the volume to use as the seeding drive.
    Note

    The contents of this volume will be deleted.

  5. To encrypt the seeding drive, check Use encryption.
  6. Click Finish and then click Yes to confirm.

The selected files and folders are written to the seeding drive which is then mounted as the seeding station for the portal.


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