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  • I can't change my backhp location to the hard drive on the network.  The  external hard drive keeps coming up as the only optional location. Also, how do I set up my laptop. When I open Livecare the Office computer is the only computer in the list.
    I would like to set the Laptop's bachup to the network hard drive, also.
    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 12:53 PM

Answers

  • If you wish to use Centralized backup, you would first want to make one PC a hub.

    You will then need to make a Share on the network drive and grant all users permission to change files - full permissions.

    Then, configuring Centralized backups, you would select the network Share you created.

     

    This is all explained quite well in Instant help.

     

    http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=onecarev2&mkt=en-us

     

    To make a computer a hub PC:
    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. Click Manage your OneCare circle.

      –or–

      If you've already set up a OneCare circle, click Your OneCare circle.

    3. Click Make this PC a hub PC.
    4. Enter the Windows Live ID that you used to install OneCare, and then click Sign in.

    Set user permissions for a centralized backup device

    Before you can use a shared network drive or external hard disk as a central backup device for all computers in your OneCare circle, you must make sure that all users on the network have the correct permissions to access it.

    By default, Windows XP uses simple file sharing. If the centralized backup device is connected to a computer that's running Windows XP Home Edition, all users on the network automatically have the correct permissions to access the device. However, if the centralized backup device is connected to a computer that's running Windows XP Professional Edition or Windows Vista, simple file sharing is turned off when you create a backup plan that uses a centralized backup device. Before you can access the device from other computers in your circle, you must set permissions that allow access to all users.

    To configure the shared backup device so that all users on the network can access it:
    1. On the computer that the backup device is connected to, navigate to the appropriate backup folder or drive.
    2. Right-click the backup folder or drive, and then click Properties.
    3. In Windows XP, on the Sharing tab, click Share this folder, and then click Permissions.

      –or–

      In Windows Vista, on the Sharing tab, click Advanced Sharing. Click Share this folder, and then click Permissions.

    4. Under Group or user names, make sure that Everyone is selected.
    5. Under Permissions for Everyone, in the Allow column, select the Full Control check box.

    Create a backup plan

    To help avoid losing important data, you should create a backup plan to back up your files regularly. You can create a separate plan for individual computers, or create a plan that uses a central backup device for all the computers in your OneCare circle. You can create a plan that uses a central backup device only from a hub PC.

    To create a backup plan:
    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. Under Quick links, click Change settings.
    3. On the Backup tab, click Configure backup.
    4. Do one of the following:
       Create a back up plan for a single computer
      1. If you're creating a backup plan for the first time on a hub PC, on the Change backup settings screen, click Skip this step.

        –or–

        If you're creating a backup plan for the first time on a computer that's not a hub PC, click Next. Otherwise, click Change settings.

      2. In the left column, click the computer that you want to create a backup plan for.
       Create a back up plan for your OneCare circle
      1. If you haven't created a OneCare circle, on the Change backup settings screen, click Use an existing device.

        –or–

        If you've created a OneCare circle, click Change settings.

      2. In the left column, click Backup plan for all PCs.
    5. Do one or more of the following:
       Select a location to back up your files to
      1. Next to Where, click Select location or Change location.
      2. Select a backup location, and then click OK.
       Select a backup schedule
      Next to When, select a frequency, day, and time.
       Select the files or folders that you want to include or exclude from your backup
      1. Next to What, click Change this.
      2. To exclude file categories from the backup, clear the appropriate check boxes. For information about the types of files that are included in each backup category, click the category that you want to learn more about.
      3. To exclude specific files or folders from the backup:
        1. Click Exclude certain folders and files.
        2. To exclude all the contents of a folder, in the left pane, find the folder that you want to exclude, and then clear the check box next to that folder.

          –or–

          To exclude specific files in a folder, in the left pane, click the appropriate folder. In the right pane, next to the file that you want to exclude, clear the check box.

        3. Click OK.
    6. Click Next.
    7. Review the plan, and then click Save.

      You are ready to back up your files.

    Notes
    • If you don't want other computers in your circle to be able to modify the backup settings, in the Backup plan for all PCs area, select the Only allow these settings to be changed on a hub PC check box.
    Thursday, February 7, 2008 2:42 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • If you wish to use Centralized backup, you would first want to make one PC a hub.

    You will then need to make a Share on the network drive and grant all users permission to change files - full permissions.

    Then, configuring Centralized backups, you would select the network Share you created.

     

    This is all explained quite well in Instant help.

     

    http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=onecarev2&mkt=en-us

     

    To make a computer a hub PC:
    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. Click Manage your OneCare circle.

      –or–

      If you've already set up a OneCare circle, click Your OneCare circle.

    3. Click Make this PC a hub PC.
    4. Enter the Windows Live ID that you used to install OneCare, and then click Sign in.

    Set user permissions for a centralized backup device

    Before you can use a shared network drive or external hard disk as a central backup device for all computers in your OneCare circle, you must make sure that all users on the network have the correct permissions to access it.

    By default, Windows XP uses simple file sharing. If the centralized backup device is connected to a computer that's running Windows XP Home Edition, all users on the network automatically have the correct permissions to access the device. However, if the centralized backup device is connected to a computer that's running Windows XP Professional Edition or Windows Vista, simple file sharing is turned off when you create a backup plan that uses a centralized backup device. Before you can access the device from other computers in your circle, you must set permissions that allow access to all users.

    To configure the shared backup device so that all users on the network can access it:
    1. On the computer that the backup device is connected to, navigate to the appropriate backup folder or drive.
    2. Right-click the backup folder or drive, and then click Properties.
    3. In Windows XP, on the Sharing tab, click Share this folder, and then click Permissions.

      –or–

      In Windows Vista, on the Sharing tab, click Advanced Sharing. Click Share this folder, and then click Permissions.

    4. Under Group or user names, make sure that Everyone is selected.
    5. Under Permissions for Everyone, in the Allow column, select the Full Control check box.

    Create a backup plan

    To help avoid losing important data, you should create a backup plan to back up your files regularly. You can create a separate plan for individual computers, or create a plan that uses a central backup device for all the computers in your OneCare circle. You can create a plan that uses a central backup device only from a hub PC.

    To create a backup plan:
    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. Under Quick links, click Change settings.
    3. On the Backup tab, click Configure backup.
    4. Do one of the following:
       Create a back up plan for a single computer
      1. If you're creating a backup plan for the first time on a hub PC, on the Change backup settings screen, click Skip this step.

        –or–

        If you're creating a backup plan for the first time on a computer that's not a hub PC, click Next. Otherwise, click Change settings.

      2. In the left column, click the computer that you want to create a backup plan for.
       Create a back up plan for your OneCare circle
      1. If you haven't created a OneCare circle, on the Change backup settings screen, click Use an existing device.

        –or–

        If you've created a OneCare circle, click Change settings.

      2. In the left column, click Backup plan for all PCs.
    5. Do one or more of the following:
       Select a location to back up your files to
      1. Next to Where, click Select location or Change location.
      2. Select a backup location, and then click OK.
       Select a backup schedule
      Next to When, select a frequency, day, and time.
       Select the files or folders that you want to include or exclude from your backup
      1. Next to What, click Change this.
      2. To exclude file categories from the backup, clear the appropriate check boxes. For information about the types of files that are included in each backup category, click the category that you want to learn more about.
      3. To exclude specific files or folders from the backup:
        1. Click Exclude certain folders and files.
        2. To exclude all the contents of a folder, in the left pane, find the folder that you want to exclude, and then clear the check box next to that folder.

          –or–

          To exclude specific files in a folder, in the left pane, click the appropriate folder. In the right pane, next to the file that you want to exclude, clear the check box.

        3. Click OK.
    6. Click Next.
    7. Review the plan, and then click Save.

      You are ready to back up your files.

    Notes
    • If you don't want other computers in your circle to be able to modify the backup settings, in the Backup plan for all PCs area, select the Only allow these settings to be changed on a hub PC check box.
    Thursday, February 7, 2008 2:42 AM
    Moderator
  • I'm only quoting this post because I don't know how to bookmark this post; which is what I want to do.
    This was very useful. Thank you Stephen.
    So now I can just view 'My' posts...

     Stephen Boots wrote:

    If you wish to use Centralized backup, you would first want to make one PC a hub.

    You will then need to make a Share on the network drive and grant all users permission to change files - full permissions.

    Then, configuring Centralized backups, you would select the network Share you created.

     

    This is all explained quite well in Instant help.

     

    http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=onecarev2&mkt=en-us

     

    To make a computer a hub PC:
    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. Click Manage your OneCare circle.

      –or–

      If you've already set up a OneCare circle, click Your OneCare circle.

    3. Click Make this PC a hub PC.
    4. Enter the Windows Live ID that you used to install OneCare, and then click Sign in.

    Set user permissions for a centralized backup device

    Before you can use a shared network drive or external hard disk as a central backup device for all computers in your OneCare circle, you must make sure that all users on the network have the correct permissions to access it.

    By default, Windows XP uses simple file sharing. If the centralized backup device is connected to a computer that's running Windows XP Home Edition, all users on the network automatically have the correct permissions to access the device. However, if the centralized backup device is connected to a computer that's running Windows XP Professional Edition or Windows Vista, simple file sharing is turned off when you create a backup plan that uses a centralized backup device. Before you can access the device from other computers in your circle, you must set permissions that allow access to all users.

    To configure the shared backup device so that all users on the network can access it:
    1. On the computer that the backup device is connected to, navigate to the appropriate backup folder or drive.
    2. Right-click the backup folder or drive, and then click Properties.
    3. In Windows XP, on the Sharing tab, click Share this folder, and then click Permissions.

      –or–

      In Windows Vista, on the Sharing tab, click Advanced Sharing. Click Share this folder, and then click Permissions.

    4. Under Group or user names, make sure that Everyone is selected.
    5. Under Permissions for Everyone, in the Allow column, select the Full Control check box.

    Create a backup plan

    To help avoid losing important data, you should create a backup plan to back up your files regularly. You can create a separate plan for individual computers, or create a plan that uses a central backup device for all the computers in your OneCare circle. You can create a plan that uses a central backup device only from a hub PC.

    To create a backup plan:
    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. Under Quick links, click Change settings.
    3. On the Backup tab, click Configure backup.
    4. Do one of the following:
       Create a back up plan for a single computer
      1. If you're creating a backup plan for the first time on a hub PC, on the Change backup settings screen, click Skip this step.

        –or–

        If you're creating a backup plan for the first time on a computer that's not a hub PC, click Next. Otherwise, click Change settings.

      2. In the left column, click the computer that you want to create a backup plan for.
       Create a back up plan for your OneCare circle
      1. If you haven't created a OneCare circle, on the Change backup settings screen, click Use an existing device.

        –or–

        If you've created a OneCare circle, click Change settings.

      2. In the left column, click Backup plan for all PCs.
    5. Do one or more of the following:
       Select a location to back up your files to
      1. Next to Where, click Select location or Change location.
      2. Select a backup location, and then click OK.
       Select a backup schedule
      Next to When, select a frequency, day, and time.
       Select the files or folders that you want to include or exclude from your backup
      1. Next to What, click Change this.
      2. To exclude file categories from the backup, clear the appropriate check boxes. For information about the types of files that are included in each backup category, click the category that you want to learn more about.
      3. To exclude specific files or folders from the backup:
        1. Click Exclude certain folders and files.
        2. To exclude all the contents of a folder, in the left pane, find the folder that you want to exclude, and then clear the check box next to that folder.

          –or–

          To exclude specific files in a folder, in the left pane, click the appropriate folder. In the right pane, next to the file that you want to exclude, clear the check box.

        3. Click OK.
    6. Click Next.
    7. Review the plan, and then click Save.

      You are ready to back up your files.

    Notes
    • If you don't want other computers in your circle to be able to modify the backup settings, in the Backup plan for all PCs area, select the Only allow these settings to be changed on a hub PC check box.
    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:38 AM
  • If you want to save the information, you might want to simply copy and past the information into a document or even an email message to yourself, AvantiTechnologies.

    Better yet, this information was found by searching OneCare help for "backup" and jumping around the related topics links.

    From http://onecare.live.com click on Help Center on the left, and then click on launch Instant Support on the next page.

     

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:47 PM
    Moderator