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Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay User Manual
Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay User Manual

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Backing Up Your Content

Seagate provides several ways to protect your content. You can back up your:

  • Personal Cloud
  • Computers
  • Mobile devices
  • Cameras
  • USB storage
  • Cloud storage
  • Network storage (e.g. another Personal Cloud, Seagate network storage or third-party network storage).

Before backing up a computer to your Personal Cloud, Seagate recommends that you connect the computer directly to your router instead of using a Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi speeds are not ideal for copying large quantities of files. After you have created your first backup, you can back up future changes over Wi-Fi.

Back up your devices

To back up content from yourYou need to
PC Install Seagate Dashboard on your computer, and create a backup plan.
Mac Set up a Time Machine plan.
  1. Open Time Machine preferences.
  2. Click Select Disk.
  3. Find your Private folder name.
  4. Select the folder and click Use Disk.
  5. Enter your Personal Cloud username and password.
  6. Click Connect.
    Wait for a minute or two to connect. Your backup will start automatically.
Mobile device
  1. Install Seagate Dashboard on your PC or Mac, and sign in to the Mobile Backup section in Dashboard.
  2. Install the Seagate Mobile Backup app on your mobile device from your app store and create a backup plan as instructed in the app’s help.
  3. Install Seagate Media on your mobile device from your app store, and set up Auto Upload to automatically back up photos and videos to your Personal Cloud. Configure Auto Upload in the Seagate Media app's Settings menu.
Personal Cloud See Backup Manager.
Cameras See Backup Manager for backups and Filebrowser for easy copying and ingest.
USB storage See Backup Manager.
Cloud storage See Backup Manager.
Network storage (e.g. another Personal Cloud, Seagate network storage or third-party network storage) See Backup Manager.