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Drop pc from OneCare circle RRS feed

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  • I have three pcs and instlled OneCare on each of them. For some reason I decided to make one of them aa hub and the other two members of the circle. Each pc has an external HD used for backups. Backup has run on the two member pcs and completely filled the external HD on the hub pc. I want to just eliminate the circle and allow each pc to backup on its own external drive. Cannot find any info on dropping out of the circle once a pc has joined, or removing the hub. Does it require an uninstall and reinstall, or is there a simpler way?

    Sunday, June 29, 2008 7:57 PM

Answers

  • Each PC should back up to the drive it is configured to back up to. Being a member of a One Care circle has no effect on which device backups are stored on. Unless the external drive on the hub PC is configured as a network drive and the other PCs are configured to use it as a backup destination the only backups on that drive should be data from the hub PC.

     

    Sunday, June 29, 2008 9:00 PM
    Moderator
  • If you wish to configure backup on each PC to use its own external drive, you need to reconfigure your backup settings on each PC to not use Centralized backup.

     

    If you need to reset backup on each PC, do the following:

    Open OneCare

    Click Change Settings

    backup tab

    Click Configure Backup

    Click change settings in the lower left

    Make sure that the first screen for Centralized Backup has "No Centralized backup" selected

    Click your PC on the left.

    Uncheck the selection for "Turn on backup for this PC."

    Click Next and save the revised plan.

     

    Go back to the backup tab, configure backup and click Change Settings in the lower left once again.

    Select your PC and click.

    Click Turn on backup

    Select the change location link and select the drive you want to use for backup

    Modify the schedule as desired for "When"

    Select the file types as desired for "What"

    Click next and save the revised plan with the new selection.

     

    If you wish to delete the old backups made with Centralized backup, see this post:

    FAQ: How to Delete Backups

     

    -steve

    Monday, June 30, 2008 3:07 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Each PC should back up to the drive it is configured to back up to. Being a member of a One Care circle has no effect on which device backups are stored on. Unless the external drive on the hub PC is configured as a network drive and the other PCs are configured to use it as a backup destination the only backups on that drive should be data from the hub PC.

     

    Sunday, June 29, 2008 9:00 PM
    Moderator
  • If you wish to configure backup on each PC to use its own external drive, you need to reconfigure your backup settings on each PC to not use Centralized backup.

     

    If you need to reset backup on each PC, do the following:

    Open OneCare

    Click Change Settings

    backup tab

    Click Configure Backup

    Click change settings in the lower left

    Make sure that the first screen for Centralized Backup has "No Centralized backup" selected

    Click your PC on the left.

    Uncheck the selection for "Turn on backup for this PC."

    Click Next and save the revised plan.

     

    Go back to the backup tab, configure backup and click Change Settings in the lower left once again.

    Select your PC and click.

    Click Turn on backup

    Select the change location link and select the drive you want to use for backup

    Modify the schedule as desired for "When"

    Select the file types as desired for "What"

    Click next and save the revised plan with the new selection.

     

    If you wish to delete the old backups made with Centralized backup, see this post:

    FAQ: How to Delete Backups

     

    -steve

    Monday, June 30, 2008 3:07 PM
    Moderator