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    Two PC's do not recognize External Back-Up device on my Hub PC.

    These two other PC's only show - CD/DVD as only option for TuneUp/Backup, even after choosing External (GSmile on Hub.

    How can I get these other 2 to back-up to that external disk drive on the Hub?

    Mick

    Monday, February 18, 2008 7:31 PM

Answers

  • The following should help you set up Centralized backup using your external drive:

    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. For more information, see 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.

     

     

     

    -steve
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:26 AM
    Moderator