• Seagate Dashboard User Guide. • © 2012 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, the Wave logo, and FreeAgent are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC, or one of its affiliates. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. • Seagate Dashboard Features.5.
• Configuring Seagate Dashboard Features.34 Viewing the Seagate Dashboard Log.36 Updating the Seagate Dashboard Software. • Seagate Dashboard Features 1. Introducing Seagate Dashboard Seagate Dashboard is a powerful, yet easy-to-use utility for backing up your data and sharing and saving media on your social media networks. This chapter describes the features of Seagate Dashboard, how to get started using the program, and the system requirements for the Windows and Mac versions of the program. • Using Seagate Dashboard, you can easily adjust settings and features on your Seagate drives.
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You can control the power save feature on your drive, turn the LEDs on the drive on or off, perform a diagnostic test, and link directly to the Seagate technical support page for your drive. • Seagate Dashboard agent, right-click the Seagate Dashboard icon and select Quit from the menu. If you do not want the Seagate Dashboard agent to start running when your computer starts, right-click the Seagate Dashboard icon and remove the checkmark next to Launch on Startup. • Note: The Protect, Share, and Save features of Seagate Dashboard only work with Dashboard- enhanced Seagate drives, such as the Backup Plus family of drives.
These features do not work on non-Dashboard-enhanced Seagate drives, or drives from other vendors. Windows Requirements To use Seagate Dashboard on a Windows computer, you need the following: ®. • Seagate Dashboard includes a robust and flexible data backup feature. You can start backing up your system with a single click, or you can customize the feature to back up your data according to a set schedule and save it to a Dashboard-enhanced Seagate backup drive or to Cloud Storage. • Protecting Your Data Creating a Customized Backup Plan Seagate Dashboard starts backing up your data to your Seagate drive. If you have more than one Seagate drive connected to your computer, your data is backed up to the drive designated as the default backup drive. See “Setting Up Your Seagate Drives for Seagate Dashboard”.
• By default, the backup plan is set to back up all files on your system, so All Files is selected. To back up a specific directory or group of files, remove the checkmark next to All Files, then click the Select Files button. Figure 5: Selecting Types of Files to Back Up Seagate Dashboard User Guide. • “Using Cloud Storage” on page 23 for information about setting up a Cloud Storage account.
Figure 7: Selecting a Backup Destination Make sure there is enough room on the destination drive for the files you want to back up. Click the >button to move to the next screen. Seagate Dashboard User Guide. • Daily: Executes the backup plan at a specific time each day.
• Continuous: Constantly monitors the selected files and directories and backs up any new or changed files. Click the green checkmark to activate the backup plan. Seagate Dashboard User Guide. • X button to delete the backup plan. If you choose to delete a backup plan, Seagate Dashboard gives you the option to delete the files from the backup drive, or leave them in place.
• Select a backup that contains the file you want to restore. If the file was saved on a Backup Plus drive, Seagate Dashboard maintains multiple versions of the file, so you can select the most recent version or a previous version. If the file was saved to Cloud Storage, only the most recent version is available to restore. Visual Studio 2012 For Mac Free Download. • Restoring Files from Backup Click the >button, and select the location on your system where you want to restore the file. By default, Seagate Dashboard will save the restored files in their original location on your system. Figure 12: Selecting the Destination for the Restored File Click the green checkmark to restore the file from the backup to the selected location.
• Example: Uploading Pictures to Facebook Here is an example of how to use Seagate Dashboard to upload a set of pictures into a new album in Facebook. This example uploads some pictures of coins into a new album on Facebook called “Coins”.
• Figure 13: Seagate Dashboard File Selection Screen Place a checkmark next to the files and folders you want to upload. If you place a checkmark next to a folder, it selects all of the files in the folder. Once you are done selecting files to upload, click the. • When you are finished, click the green checkmark to start the upload. Once the upload is finished, you can log into your Facebook page and view the pictures in the album. Figure 15: Picture Album Uploaded to Facebook Using Seagate Dashboard Seagate Dashboard User Guide.
• Sharing Your Pictures and Videos Example: Uploading Pictures to Facebook Seagate Dashboard User Guide. • Once you grant this permission to the Seagate Dashboard app, you do not need to grant it again. If you later want to remove the permission from the Seagate app, you can do so from the App Settings screen in Facebook. • Saving Your Online Pictures with Seagate Dashboard Example: Downloading Pictures from Facebook On the Save screen, Seagate Dashboard shows the number of new pictures that have been posted in your account.
“New” pictures are those that Seagate Dashboard has found in your account but hasn’t already downloaded. • The Cloud Storage feature is only available in the Windows version of Seagate Dashboard. About Cloud Storage The Seagate Cloud Storage Service Powered by Nero is a secure, reliable place to store your backed-up data online. When you purchased your Seagate Backup Plus drive, you received a free 1-year subscription to the Cloud Storage service, along with 4 gigabytes of free storage.