Seagate Backup Plus Hub User Manual
Seagate Backup Plus Hub 

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Back up your computer to your Backup Plus Hub

Backup options

The following table shows how you can back up data from your computer to your Backup Plus Hub.

  System backup File backup
Seagate Dashboard  


(Windows only)

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)


(File History)

Mac Time Machine x x


Click the links below for further information regarding each backup solution:

Seagate Dashboard

Windows System Image Backup

Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Windows 8 and 10 File History

Mac Time Machine

When initiating a backup task, make certain that your Backup Plus Hub 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 Hub to your computer. Therefore, Seagate recommends an automated backup solution.