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    Posted: 11/April/2009 at 8:37am

Hi there,

 

Is there an option to do the initial backup via an external HDD or so?

Problem is, I want to backup about 40GB of data and that would take ages on 'tinternet.

 

Cheers,

 

Fergus.

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Hi Fergus,

Let me try and understand what you're trying to do.

Is it that you want to avoid having to do the initial backup over the internet? e.g. you want to do backup to a HDD which you can give to your buddy(s) so they can load it.
Is that right?

Or were you trying to work out how to make BuddyBackup backup to an external hard drive?

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Hi John,

Yes to the former - I'm trying to avoid backing up 35GB across the internet.

If I can do an initial full backup to an HDD and give it to my buddy, and thereafter do incrementals over the internet, that would be grand. :-)

 

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UPDATE: This feature is actually now available! Read all about it at http://www.buddybackup.com/help/manual/import-export.aspx

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Hi Fergus,

I'm afraid this isn't possible at the moment. However, it's been a popular feature request and certainly one that we'll consider for the upcoming new version of BuddyBackup.

Regards,

John

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Yep, we actually added this recently.

What you can do is dump all your backups (all encrypted of course) onto a USB/external drive, give that drive to your friends where they can import it into BuddyBackup.

It's called Import/Export and you can red all about it at http://www.buddybackup.com/help/manual/import-export.aspx
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