Seagate Lyve Drive Shuttle User Manual
Seagate Lyve Drive Shuttle 

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Copy Storage Devices

You can initiate an automated copy of data from a USB-connected device.

To begin the copy:

  1. On the Home screen, tap Copy a Drive.
  2. Connect a device to Lyve Drive Shuttle's USB port.

  1. Lyve Drive Shuttle searches for connected devices. At the prompt, select the source to copy to Lyve Drive Shuttle and tap Copy.
  2. When copying is complete, view the results and tap OK.

Copy naming conventions

During a copy, Lyve Drive Shuttle creates folders using the following naming convention:


These folders are stored in the Backups folder on the root of the Lyve Drive Shuttle.

MM Month
DD Day
HH Hour (24-hour clock)
MM Minutes
UUID Universally unique identifier designating the device from which the files were copied
N Session number

Take for example the following directory:


Lyve Drive Shuttle would have created this directory on October 1, 2020, at 1:06pm. The source of the content was a device with a UUID of XFGT6G. This was the first upload of content from this device on this day.

Folder naming conventions

When viewing your copied files in Lyve Drive Shuttle > Backups, folder names created during incremental copies are appended with _update. Folder names from copies that were interrupted are appended with _incomplete.

Backup typeSample folder name
Full 20200401_1120_Garmin_VirbUltra30_878555
Incremental 20200401_1120_Garmin_VirbUltra30_878555_update
Incomplete 20200401_1120_Garmin_VirbUltra30_878555_incomplete

Performing incremental copies

When a new storage device is detected, Lyve Drive Shuttle will copy all files from the source. If the same drive is connected again at a later date, Lyve Drive Shuttle will perform either a full or incremental copy, depending on your copy settings.

Full All files on the storage device are copied, regardless of whether some or even all files on the device were copied previously.
Incremental Only new files on a previously ingested storage devices are copied to Lyve Drive Shuttle. Incremental copies can save storage space and copying time.

Enabling incremental copies

To enable incremental copies:

  1. On the Home screen, tap the Menu icon ().
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Copy Storage Device.
  4. Make sure the Incremental checkbox is selected.
  5. Tap Back.

Performing verifications

Verification checks the integrity of files for all copies. Enabling this option doubles the time to copy.

Enabling copy verifications

To enable copy verifications:

  1. On the Home screen, tap the Menu icon ().
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Copy Storage Device.
  4. Make sure the Verify checkbox is selected.
  5. Tap Back.