Changing the backup location RRS feed

  • Question

  • Originally I have choosen for a specific network location for each PC. I am connected to a home-network with shared internet connection. Recently OneCare is changed and wil no longer accept this location (excluding network access).


    Now there is a simplified way to conrol backup's of various PC's I like to choose for an externe harddisk.

    I am able to specify these setup, but when it comes to execution Onecare will allways search for the old network location.


    I have also uninstalled and re-installed Onecare without any success. So I am not able to backup anylonger.


    I have given all users full control over the backup location (XP Home).


    What shall I do to make Onecare to backup my files again?

    Monday, June 23, 2008 5:54 AM


  • On each PC, try the following to reset the backup plan:

    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 use Centralized backup, configured similarly from the Hub PC for all PCs, select backup for all PCs instead of for your PC in the second block of instructions above.


    Monday, June 23, 2008 6:45 PM