Seed Load Utility Saves Time on Transferring Large Backup Data onto Backup Server
- Seed Load storage must be a NAS device. No USB or DAS drives can be connected to storeitoffsite's main backup servers.
- NAS device should be configured to pull a DHCP address. This will ensure the NAS is addressed properly upon connection to our network.
- Administrative credentials must be supplied with NAS device. So use credentials of a temporary fashion.
- Device and data must be virus-free.
For backing up a large amount of data to storeitoffsite, it could take a considerable amount of time to perform the initial full backup through the Internet. To reduce the time and bandwidth required for initial backup, the Seed Load Utility built into the Online Backup Manager (OBM) can be utilized to perform initial backup to a local removeable hard disk at the client site, instead of backing up through the Internet. The backed up data can then be transported to storeitoffsite, and then the data can be imported into the corresponding backup account.
Seed load data in OBM
Click [Backup] in the OBM home screen
Click [Option] to open the option screen
Input the Local Hard Disk location for seed load, then click [OK]
Transport the data in the specific directory to storeitoffsite.com facility. From there, we will import the data into your account.