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How do I back up

I purchased your product to back up my pc. However, my pc does not have "backup utility" installed. Do not ask me where it went. I just do not have it. Now what do I do?

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Your Beyond Micro drive may have come with backup software. If it did then use it to create a backup of your PC. If not get a program from the web such as:
http://www.goodsync.com/howitworks.html
There are may others available for you to try out.

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How to change the hard drive that contains the operational system in an Acer EasyStore H341 server?


Transfer an Operating System to a New Hard Drive


When replacing an old hard drive, a process known as cloning is the easiest and most thorough method for transferring data between the old and new hard drives.


A cloning utility takes a snapshot of your current hard drive and then re-creates that snapshot on your new hard drive.


The process clones everything, including the operating system, installed applications, settings and personal files.


Create a system restore disk so that you can return your system to its previous condition if an error occurs.


You can use a backup and restore utility provided with your operating system, or find one for free or for purchase on the Internet.


Many cloning utilities can also create system restore disks.


Shut down the computer and remove power.


Physically install the new hard drive.


Restore power and boot up the computer.

Ensure that your operating system recognizes that the new hard drive has been installed.


Pick the cloning utility that works best for you. (See Below for some options.)

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy


http://www.clonezilla.org/


http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

All freeware


http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage


http://www.symantec.com/norton/ghost

Purchase


Base your decision on your operating system and the cost and complexity of the utility.


Install and launch the cloning utility on your old hard drive.

Follow the instructions included with the cloning utility.


Keep the old hard drive as a backup, or reformat it for additional storage space.


Cloning a Notebook Hard Drive


Create a system restore disk so that you can return your system to its previous condition if an error occurs.


You can use a backup and restore utility provided with your operating system, or find one for free or for purchase on the Internet.


Many cloning utilities can also create system restore disks.


Pick the cloning utility that best fits your needs. (See Above for some options.)


Base your decision on your operating system, the cost and complexity of the utility, and whether the utility can clone notebook hard drives using bootable media, such as CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs or flash drives.


Install and launch the cloning utility on your old hard drive.

Follow the instructions included with the cloning utility.


Keep the old drive as a backup in case the new hard drive fails.


or
Copy an OS to Another Hard Drive


Copying an OS or operating system to another hard drive can serve several functions.

Some simply want to move their current operating environment to a new PC, while others are replacing an old system hard drive with a newer one and want to avoid the hassle of updating and reinstalling.


The process of copying your operating system to another hard drive is a very easy one, in fact, and can be accomplished by anyone with nothing more than some software and some time.


Install Acronis True Image and launch it from its installation icon.

A link is provided below for the Acronis free 15-day trial.


http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/trueimage/


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Support free software or g4u WILL die!


http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

Macrium has a free also pay options


Click the "Utilities" button from the left menu bar.


Click the "Clone Disk" button from the right pane of the main program window.

This will cause a dialog box to appear.


Click the "Next" button on the bottom-right corner of the dialog box.


Select the disk with the operating system you wish to copy from the drive list and click the "Next" button.


This will begin an examination of your hard disk that will finish in a few minutes.


Select the destination disk from the hard drive list and click the "Next" button.


Choose the "As-is" option for how you would like to handle your partitions.


This option merely lets you decide whether to keep all partitions on the drive or copy just the data onto one blank partition on the new drive.


Click the "Finish" button, and Acronis will prompt you that your system needs to be restarted to begin the cloning process.


The restart will happen automatically when you click the "Finish" button.


Allow the computer to restart, and Acronis will launch prior to the operating system and begin the cloning procedure.


This process may take several minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the operating system and whether there are any installed applications.


Restart you computer once again after Acronis has completed the cloning procedure.

The software will notify you when the cloning has finished.


Boot into your operating system and use your new operating system installation as normal. You may now remove your old operating system drive or format it as you desire.


Hope this helps.









Nov 24, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Toshiba backup software


im assuming you want to back up your laptop

Determine how much space you'll need to back up your Toshiba laptop's hard drive.

If you are intending to back up your entire hard drive, or have a lot of video and music files you want to save, you'll likely need an external hard drive.


On the other hand, if you only want to back up your most important documents, a USB drive should suffice.

Separate your video, music, pictures, games and documents into separate folders.


Right-click each folder and then click "Properties." Do this for your C: drive, too.

Locate the "Size" or "Capacity" section on the "General" tab.


The number to the right indicates how large the folder is, with all the files included.

This information should give you an idea of what kind of secondary storage system you'll require. If you're looking at over 100GB of storage space needed, you'll probably want an external hard drive.


Purchase an appropriate drive that includes backup utilities.

Some external drives and USB drives come with backup software.


Once you install and configure the software, all you have to do is press a button--either on the drive itself or on your computer's desktop or taskbar--to start the backup process.


Schedule your drive's utility software to back up your Toshiba laptop files once a month.

Your USB or external drive should be plugged into the laptop on the scheduled backup dates.


Store your most important files on an online storage facility, such as Mozy, DropBox or Toshiba Online Backup.

In case anything causes damage to both your laptop hard drive and your spare drive, you will still be able to access the files online.



http://download.cnet.com/macrium-reflect-free/3000-2242_4-10845728.html


Backing up your computer shouldn't be a tedious task. Macrium Reflect Free Edition makes file backup incredibly easy thanks to its intuitive user interface and helpful wizards.

bonus its free

hope this helps

Oct 03, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Toshiba backup software


Determine how much space you'll need to back up your Toshiba laptop's hard drive.

If you are intending to back up your entire hard drive, or have a lot of video and music files you want to save, you'll likely need an external hard drive.


On the other hand, if you only want to back up your most important documents, a USB drive should suffice.

Separate your video, music, pictures, games and documents into separate folders.


Right-click each folder and then click "Properties." Do this for your C: drive, too.

Locate the "Size" or "Capacity" section on the "General" tab.


The number to the right indicates how large the folder is, with all the files included.

This information should give you an idea of what kind of secondary storage system you'll require. If you're looking at over 100GB of storage space needed, you'll probably want an external hard drive.


Purchase an appropriate drive that includes backup utilities.

Some external drives and USB drives come with backup software.


Once you install and configure the software, all you have to do is press a button--either on the drive itself or on your computer's desktop or taskbar--to start the backup process.


Schedule your drive's utility software to back up your Toshiba laptop files once a month.

Your USB or external drive should be plugged into the laptop on the scheduled backup dates.


Store your most important files on an online storage facility, such as Mozy, DropBox or Toshiba Online Backup.

In case anything causes damage to both your laptop hard drive and your spare drive, you will still be able to access the files online.



http://download.cnet.com/macrium-reflect-free/3000-2242_4-10845728.html


Backing up your computer shouldn't be a tedious task. Macrium Reflect Free Edition makes file backup incredibly easy thanks to its intuitive user interface and helpful wizards.

bonus its free

hope this helps

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I purchased a WD My Book this morning at Best Buy. No driver software CD was in the box. Can I download driver so I can get started backing up my PC, or should I take the product back to BB? It is t...


It should not require any drivers to install and the software that is bundled with the drive is installed on the drive. When you plug it into your PC, it should open a setup program and show you the WD utilities and the accessory software, like backup software bundled with the drive.

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I am not very tech savvy. I purchased a new Mac Book pro and My Passport for Mac 500GB in JUly and have had no problems since my husband accidentally disconnected My Passport while it was in process of...


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How can I back up my data on my book essential?


This drive comes with Memeo / WD Anywhere Backup, so you could most like just install it on your PC and when it asks for the destination, guide it to the my book essential in my computer.

For step by step, use the link below (BTW: the product key is normall on the install guide, but most of the time, if you have your drive connected, it will detect it and auto-register without the need of a product key):
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3530&p_created=1238718201&p_sid=_Tgc12Tj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_srch=1&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9Mzg1LDM4NSZwX3Byb2RzPSZwX2NhdHM9JnBfcHY9JnBfY3Y9JnBfcGFnZT0xJnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9aG93IHRvIHNldHVwIHdkIGFueXdoZXJlIGJhY2t1cA!!&p_li=&p_topview=1

If you do not want to use the backup software, then copy / paste your data onto the drive.


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I'm asked for product key


You will need to pay for the product(s) to get product keys.

I recommend a free alternative,. Microsoft SyncToy, which can backup selected folders from your PC then sync to backup whenever changes are made on your PC.

Download and more info at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c26efa36-98e0-4ee9-a7c5-98d0592d8c52&DisplayLang=en

~Rob

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Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive 500GB not recognising directory tree


Its the rubbish software that Seagate have bundled with their drive which will not allow you to backup the system folders. Solution is to use another backup utility, a google search will quickly locate numerous FREE software products which will alow you to copy anything. Unfortunately when you start googling about this drive you may be quite distressed about your purchase, as i have been :( Problems lay ahead with this drive due to inadequate cooling.....

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Error copying file or folder


One of the most important yet overlooked elements of PC maintenance is data backup. If you do not perform regular backups, chances are your productivity will eventually suffer from data losses or a failed Windows installation.

All versions of Windows after 3.1 ship with a free backup utility called Microsoft Backup. It is not the best backup program available, but it may be sufficient for your needs. (Backup is better in later versions of Windows. Microsoft recommends Win98/Me users purchase a third-party utility.) If you want more control over your backups, consider purchasing a third-party program.

Backup is part of the System Tools utility. However, Setup does not install it by default in Win98/Me/XP Home. If you cannot locate Backup, visit the Microsoft support site and query for article No. 152561 (Win98), No. 264541 (WinMe), or No. 302894 (WinXP Home).

In Win98/Me, click Start, select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Backup. To create and run a backup, click the Create A New Backup Job radio button and click OK. Follow the prompts to create a full or partial backup. If you want to create a backup set and run it later or run an existing backup set, open Backup and click the Open An Existing Backup Job radio button and click OK. You can now access the main Backup dialog box.

In Win2000/XP, navigate to the System Tools utility and select Backup. Click the Backup Wizard button. If you do not see a Backup Wizard button, click the Welcome tab. In WinXP, the wizard will start automatically if you are in wizard mode. Follow the prompts to create your backup set.

When you reach the last dialog box, Completing The Backup Wizard, you can click the Advanced button to create a backup schedule (this option is not available in Win98/Me). When you reach the When To Back Up dialog box, select the Later radio button and click the Set Schedule button. Perform data backups on a schedule that is appropriate to the importance of your files (once a week is a common timeframe). You should also perform a system backup at least once a month.

If you do not want to use the wizard, or you are working with an existing backup, open Backup and click the Backup tab to access the main Backup dialog box.

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Product key


Hi Guys,
Not all WD have inside the box a software product key for booldy Memeo Auto Backup thing. You need to buy the software and until wou get tha cash you can use free trial version.
They are quite pathetic how the trick the clients with unfriendly software provided by a "third party".
So we need to dig for more cash for the "master of puppets"
Next time I will buy only products with hard and soft inclucluded in the box. I on a learning "curve".
Here I attached the answer from teh WD site:
Cheers, Calin
WD Anywhere Backup
WD Anywhere Backup comes on our drives as a 30 day trial version software only. In order to use it, permanently, you will need the product key. The following Western Digital products come packaged with the product key:
  • Drives With Product Key - My Book Home, My Book Office, My Book Studio, My Book World, Passport Elite, My Book Mirror, and WD ShareSpace

  • Trial Version Only - My Book Essential
Your product key can be found in the installation manual, on a sticker, in the technical support section. If you have one of the drives that comes with a product key, and your installation manual does not have the product key sticker, please contact us using the Ask WD A Question page for a replacement product key.
Memeo AutoSync
We do not provide a product key for Memeo AutoSync. Memeo AutoSync is a 30 day trial version, and you will need to purchase it from Memeo in order to obtain a product key.

I hope that helps!

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