I have a Seagate Goflex Home external hard drive docked on a wireless dock. Is it possible to use Windows 7 backup and restore to backup/create a system image on it?
Hello, you can accomplish what you want by following the next steps:
-- click on start (orb)
-- type backup on search box
-- click on enter
-- when backup page appears, click on Change Settings
-- Type your password if needed
-- Once page appears, select Save on a Network
-- Type the path to your network drive or click on Browse and find your wireless drive
-- Type credentials if needed
-- Click on Ok
-- Wait for backup to finish
-- Good Luck
I don't see it. Please note that I am running windows 7 sp 1
first of all ,
what version of Windows 7 are you running , because ,
You can only save your backups on a network location on Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise.
secondly the Drive should be on a computer network .
meaning , a shared folder or drive on a computer network .
like you have multiple computers on your Home Network or the Office Network .and you choose one of the Drives on that computer ..
an individual Drive , connected externally to a computer , does not mean its on a network ... ! :)
hope it makes sense ...
tell if you need more help ...
I'm using Home Premium... Does anyone know if there is a tweak I could do to enable this feature?
hello tweaker ,
this is guest , Mjevolve .
( some how my name got converted to guest ... )
i dont think there is any tweak to enable this feature .
this comes as a Windows feature in the Pro, Ultimate , Enterprise Editions only ,
so the only way you would have this is if you upgrade to these versions .
but then again ,
i dont think it would work for your drive .
as i said before also ,
" the Drive should be on a computer network . meaning , a shared folder or drive on a computer network .like you have multiple computers on your Home Network or the Office Network .and you choose one of the Drives on that computer ..an individual Drive , connected externally to a computer , does not mean its on a network ... ! :) "
so instead of relying on wirelessly backing up data ,
why dont you just connect the drive directly to your computer and then do the back up .
you can then easily use the Windows Back or any other 3rd party app like the Acronis or Macrium back up softwares .? !
Thanks, but like I said, it is a networked drive. I am able to map it in the "Computer" area of Windows Explorer AND I can see it in the "Network" Area.
I already AM using a third-party solution (memeo instant backup) that came with the drive. I just don't like installing extra software on my computer.
So anyone else out there has a solution??
i think i get it ( perhaps ... )
then i would recommend Macrium Reflect to you .
its free and can do back ups on Network Devices as well
here - the program --- http://download.cnet.com/Macrium-Reflect-Free/3000-2242_4-10845728.html
instructions -- http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7363/macrium-reflect-is-a-free-and-easy-to-use-backup-utility/
hope it helps ...
tell if you need more help
Macrium might be an extra software you would have to install ,
but then it would get your job done and is also one of the best free back up solutions . :)
How does it compare to Memeo Instant Backup?
well i cant put forth my experience on Memeo as i havent used Memeo backup any time ,
but i have read many reviews that, it is not that good a program
most of its users go unsatisfied and end up with other options .
its all from what i know .
as for Macrium, i have used it in the past . ( now use Acronis .)
and its one of the best , at par with most of the paid versions .
if its a simple back up and restore that you need to perform efficiently and safely ,
Macrium serves the purpose well enough !
and it also has an added point in its favor that should suit you
and that is support for Network Attached Devices .
just go through the instructions i posted in the previous reply and you would get the point ...
as a passing point ,
i just checked for Memeo on its home page and under the features it does say ,-
that it supports Network Attached Devices .
so you should be able to perform a backup on a your network device with Memeo as well.
did you check up ....
open up the Back and Restore Function from the Control Panel .
on the first screen where it says , where do you want to create a back up ,
see if it lists your Wireless HD or not .
i think it should .
if it does , just go ahead and Back Up ...