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There are two types of backup:
The following table shows how you can back up data from your computer to your Backup Plus Desktop.
|System backup||File backup|
|Copy and paste||x|
|Windows 7 Backup and Restore||x||x|
|Windows 8 File History||x|
|Windows 10: Backup and Restore or File History||
(Backup and Restore)
|Mac Time Machine||x||x|
Click the links below for further information regarding each backup solution:
Windows 7 and 10 Backup and Restore
When initiating a backup task, make certain that your Backup Plus Desktop has sufficient capacity to hold the data you want to back up.
All of the options in the table can be automated except for copy and paste. Copying and pasting is a manual task that requires your attention with each change to a file on your computer. If you forget to manually copy files, you risk losing important data should your computer’s hard drive experience problems. Automated solutions, once created, only require that you connect your Backup Plus Desktop to your computer. Therefore, Seagate recommends an automated backup solution.