How do I change the backup device for a machine? RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do I change the backup device? One of the machines in my OneCare circle supposedly 'has its own backup device". I want to backup this machine to the same device as the other two machines.



    Wednesday, October 1, 2008 1:30 AM


  • On the hub PC, open OneCare, click on Change Settings, Backup and configure centralized backup for that PC by placing a check mark in the box for "use centralized backup."

    You may need to reset the backup plan on that PC first.

    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.


    After you've saved the plan on that PC, go to the hub PC and follow the steps above to create a plan for that PC and*do* select Centralized Backup - assuming that you want to use backup on this manner and are planning on simply backing up all PCs to a Network Share, but not use Centralized Backup in OneCare.


    Wednesday, October 1, 2008 1:41 PM