I have struggled over the years with backup devices and backup software. I have some specific questions about a Seagate 4TB drive I just bought. First of all, while the box sells the device as a cloud enabled solution, the cloud portion requires a separate fee with Seagate instead of a internet connection with the $150 device.
Here are my questions;
When using the Seagate Dashboard, if you back up your harddrive, you get this incredibly long number that represents a backup. The way I use to do it is to have a DATA file on my harddrive and simply copy the DATA file over to a backup drive. My hunch is that in order to back up ONLY CHANGES to the Datafile on my harddrive, using the Seagate software, I must put up with the long number rather then my own file names. Is that true? If so, I can select back up at a frequency, for example, "daily" and it should only refresh the changed data. Also, can I restore this data to another Windows 10 system or do I need to image the entire drive?
Any insight into proper tactics in backup and restore procedures would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance.