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Seagate Dashboard User Guide, 2013 Seagate Technology LLC All rights reserved Seagate Seagate Technology the Wave. logo and FreeAgent are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of. its affiliates All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective. owners When referring to hard drive capacity one gigabyte or GB equals one billion bytes and one. terabyte or TB equals one thousand billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity In addition. some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus will not be available. for data storage Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will vary based on various factors including file size file format features and. application software Seagate reserves the right to change without notice product offerings or. specifications,Seagate Technology LLC,10200 S De Anza Boulevard. Cupertino CA 95014 U S A,1 Introducing Seagate Dashboard 5. Seagate Dashboard Features 5,System Requirements 5. Windows Requirements 5,Mac Requirements 5,Cloud Storage Requirements Windows only 6.
Open Seagate Dashboard on Windows 6,Opens Seagate Dashboard on a Mac 6. 2 Protecting Your Computer Files Windows only 7,Protect All of Your Content All of the Time 7. Create a Drive Backup Plan 8,Create a Cloud Backup Plan 8. Edit a Backup Plan 9,Manually Start a Backup Plan 10. Stop a Backup 10,Delete a Backup Plan 10,Restore Content 10.
3 Protecting Content on Your Mobile Device 13,Set Up Your Computer 13. Set Up Your Mobile Device 13, 4 Protecting and Sharing Media on Your Social Network 15. Save Media from Your Social Network 15,Share Media to Your Social Network 15. Disconnect from a Social Network 16,Disable a social network 16. Seagate Dashboard User Guide 3,5 Managing Drives the Cloud and Software 17.
Manage Your Storage Drives 17,Manage Your Cloud Account Windows only 17. Manage Seagate Dashboard Settings 17,Seagate Dashboard User Guide 4. Introducing Seagate Dashboard Seagate Dashboard Features. 1 Introducing Seagate Dashboard, Seagate Dashboard is a powerful easy to use utility for backing up your content and. sharing and saving media on your social networks,Seagate Dashboard Features. Data protection Windows only Protect your data continuously or on a schedule by. backing it up to a Dashboard enhanced storage drive or to a cloud storage account. Mobile backup Use Seagate Dashboard on your computer in tandem with the Seagate. Mobile Backup app on your mobile device to back up your mobile content. Media sharing Upload your pictures and videos from your computer to popular social. networking services such as Facebook Flickr and YouTube. Media saving Download photos and videos from your social networking services to your. storage drive, Note Your storage drive might not support all features For more information visit.
www seagate com support software dashboard,System Requirements. Seagate Dashboard runs on Windows and Mac computers that meet the following. requirements,Windows Requirements,2 GHz AMD or Intel processor. Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 or Windows 8,1 GB RAM 512 MB RAM for Windows XP. Internet Explorer 6 or later Firefox 2 x or later or Chrome 4 x or later. Mac Requirements,Mac OS X 10 6 8 or later,Safari 3 1 or later. Seagate Dashboard User Guide 5, Introducing Seagate Dashboard Cloud Storage Requirements Windows only.
Cloud Storage Requirements Windows only,To use a cloud storage service you need. Windows computer, Internet connection for best results the connection speed should be broadband DSL or. Registered Dashboard enhanced storage drive such as one of the Backup Plus family. Note Your storage drive might not support cloud storage For more information visit. www seagate com support software dashboard, Cloud storage account After you register your storage drive you will receive a. confirmation email that includes an invitation to create a cloud account Click the link in. the invitation and follow the online prompts to create your account. Open Seagate Dashboard on Windows,Do one of the following. Double click the Seagate Dashboard icon on your desktop. Right click the Seagate Dashboard icon in the system tray and select Open Seagate. Dashboard from the menu, From the list of programs on the Start menu click Seagate Dashboard.
Opens Seagate Dashboard on a Mac, In your Applications folder double click Seagate Dashboard app For easy access add. the Seagate Dashboard icon to your Dock,Seagate Dashboard User Guide 6. Protecting Your Computer Files Windows only Protect All of Your Content All of the Time. 2 Protecting Your Computer Files,Windows only, With Seagate Dashboard you can start protecting your important files by backing them up. from your computer to your Dashboard enhanced storage drive with a single click You can. also customize a backup plan to protect your content according to a set schedule and save it. to your storage drive and to the cloud, A drive backup plan lets you save multiple versions of files so that you can easily restore the. version you need A cloud backup plan adds another level of protection when used in. conjunction with your drive by keeping the latest copy of your files Saving to the cloud also. lets you retrieve files while away from home, Note The Protect feature is only available on the Windows version of Seagate Dashboard For Mac.
computers Seagate recommends that you back up your system using Apple Time Machine. Cloud storage works only with specific storage drives To learn which features your drive. supports visit www seagate com support software dashboard. Protect All of Your Content All of the Time, To create this backup plan perform these steps before you create any other plan Protect all. non system files on your computer now and whenever they change This backup plan does. the following, Copies all non system files from your computer to your storage drive The plan does. not back up these files, Files in the Windows and Program Files directories. System files,Hidden files,Files on detachable USB drives. Backs up a non system file as soon as you change it. If you have already created a custom plan you can replicate it by creating another drive. backup plan using the default settings as described in Create a Drive Backup Plan. 1 On the Home page click PC backup, 2 On the PC Backup page click Protect Now only available if you have not created any.
Seagate Dashboard User Guide 7, Protecting Your Computer Files Windows only Create a Drive Backup Plan. Seagate Dashboard creates the plan and sets it to back up non system files every time. you change them Your storage drive must be connected and you must be signed in to. Seagate Dashboard to use continuous backup,Create a Drive Backup Plan. Control which files to back up to your storage drive and when to back them up. 1 On the Home page click PC backup,2 On the PC Backup page click New Backup Plan. 3 Select what you want to back up,Check or uncheck file types. Click Select Files and select specific folders and files to back up. 5 Select the storage drive to use and then click, 6 Choose how often to back up files and then click.
TIP A continuous backup plan saves a file to your storage drive every time you change. 7 To back up your files now click to the right of the backup plan. For the automatic backup schedule to work you must have your computer on and have the. Dashboard open at the scheduled time,Create a Cloud Backup Plan. A cloud backup plan offers another layer of protection for your files and gives you access to. your files when you are away from home To start a one year free subscription to the cloud. you must first register your storage drive After registering you will receive an email that. includes an invitation to activate your cloud account Click the link and follow the online. instructions, Note Your drive might not support this feature For more information visit www seagate com. support software dashboard, 1 Click Cloud Sign in on the left side of the Seagate Dashboard Home page and use the. same email address and password that you used to register your storage drive. Seagate Dashboard User Guide 8, Protecting Your Computer Files Windows only Edit a Backup Plan. 2 On the Home page click PC backup,3 On the PC Backup page click New Backup Plan.
4 Select what you want to back up,Check or uncheck file types. Click Select Files and select specific folders and files to back up. 6 Click the Cloud box and then click, You can also add a drive to this plan and back up your files to both the cloud and your. storage drive at the same time, 7 Choose how often to back up files and then click. TIP A continuous backup plan saves a file to your storage drive every time you change. 8 To back up your files now click to the right of the backup plan. To perform scheduled backups your computer must be on and the Dashboard must be. Edit a Backup Plan, You can change what to back up the destination and the schedule of any plan. 1 On the Home page click PC backup, 2 On the PC Backup page click to the right of the plan you want to change.
3 Change what you want to back up,Check or uncheck file types. Click Select Files and select specific folders and files to back up. 5 Select the backup destination to use and then click. 6 Choose how often to back up files and then click. Seagate Dashboard User Guide 9, Protecting Your Computer Files Windows only Manually Start a Backup Plan. Your changes are saved and the Dashboard immediately starts the backup plan. Manually Start a Backup Plan, Your backup plan automatically starts as scheduled and you can manually start a schedule. whenever you like,1 On the Home page click PC backup. 2 On the PC Backup page click to the right of the backup plan you want to start. A green bar below the plan name indicates the backup progress. 3 To pause the backup click,4 To stop the backup click and select Stop Backup.
Stop a Backup, You can pause or stop a backup on either the Home page or PC Backup page The Home. page indicates when a backup is in progress You can click anywhere on the indicator. except the pause and stop icons to open the PC Backup page. To pause a backup click on the Home page or click on the PC Backup page. To stop a backup click on the Home page or click and select Stop Backup on the. PC Backup page,Delete a Backup Plan,1 On the Home page click PC backup. 2 Click next to the plan you want to delete and select Delete. Restore Content, You can restore content from your storage drive or the cloud back to your computer Your. storage drive keeps multiple versions of each file so you can restore the most recent version. or a previous version The cloud keeps only the latest version. Note Your drive might not support the cloud feature For more information visit www seagate com. support software dashboard,1 On the Home page click Restore. Seagate Dashboard User Guide 10, Protecting Your Computer Files Windows only Restore Content.
2 Select the backup plan to use for restoring files and then click. Note You cannot restore files from a plan that is running or paused. 3 Select the files to restore and then click, 4 Indicate where to put the restored files and then click. TIP You can skip this step if you want the files restored to their original folder. Seagate Dashboard User Guide 11, Protecting Your Computer Files Windows only Restore Content. Seagate Dashboard User Guide 12, Protecting Content on Your Mobile Device Set Up Your Computer. 3 Protecting Content on Your,Mobile Device, Use Seagate Dashboard on your computer together with the Mobile Backup app on your. Android or Apple mobile device to save your mobile content to your storage drive and cloud. Note Your drive might not support this feature For more information visit www seagate com. support software dashboard,Set Up Your Computer,1 Connect the storage drive to your computer.
2 On the Seagate Dashboard Home page click Mobile backup. 3 Sign in to your Seagate account,Set Up Your Mobile Device. 1 Download the Seagate Mobile Backup app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. 2 Open the app and sign in to your Seagate account. 3 Create a Wi Fi backup plan for your drive or a cloud backup plan as instructed in the. Mobile Backup Help located on the app on your mobile device. After you create a backup plan the plan appears on your Seagate Dashboard Mobile Backup. page and in the Mobile Backup app on your device, For information on backing up and restoring content on your mobile device see the Mobile. Backup Help on the app on your mobile device,Seagate Dashboard User Guide 13. Protecting Content on Your Mobile Device Set Up Your Mobile Device. Seagate Dashboard User Guide 14, Protecting and Sharing Media on Your Social Network Save Media from Your Social Network. 4 Protecting and Sharing Media on,Your Social Network.
The photos and videos on your social networks such as Facebook and Flickr are important. to you Seagate Dashboard protects this media by backing it up to your storage drive The. Dashboard is also a convenient way to upload photos and videos from your computer to your. social network, Note Your drive might not support this feature For more information visit www seagate com. When referring to hard drive capacity one gigabyte or GB equals one billion bytes and one terabyte or TB equals one thousand billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity In addition some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus will not be available for data storage Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative

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