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Re: ReadySHARE Vault restore to new/different computer?

villadso
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ReadySHARE Vault restore to new/different computer?

I'm trying to determine if the files I backup to a portable USB HDD using ReadySHARE Vault can be restored to a new/separate/different computer?

I can see how to restore the files to the same/original computer, but can I restore these files to a separate/different computer from the portable USB HDD if the original computer is lost, stolen, or completely crashed/unable to start? In other words, if the original computer is lost/stolen/damaged beyond repair, are my files recoverable from the USB HDD where I have been backing them up using RaedySHARE Vault? If so, how do I do this?

I have searched high and low for more specifics on this, but I am unable to find anything. If this is possible, I would greatly appreciate some instructions on how to accomplish this. Thank you very much in advance!
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lurzan
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Re: ReadySHARE Vault restore to new/different computer?

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23861/~/how-to-setup-readyshare-vault-%28free-backup-s... In the link above if you go to step 9, you have the option to select the Restore Location. In that you have to select Alternate Location and then select the location by clicking to Browse.
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villadso
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Re: ReadySHARE Vault restore to new/different computer?

Thank You! I think the key may actually have been in the previous step (#8) the whole time. (Although there appears to be an update/change because instead of "Restore from older backup" my screen has "Restore from different location" which is exactly what I need to do.)

Here is the process that I came up with:

From a new/different computer:

Install ReadySHARE Vault
Plug HDD into router
Locate the HDD and map it as a network drive
Go to Restore tab in ReadySHARE Vault
**Select "Restore from Different Location" at bottom left of screen**
Browse to the HDD / network drive
Select the folder where ReadySHARE vault has been backing up to
Restore selected files
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advinge
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Re: ReadySHARE Vault restore to new/different computer?

I can't get this to work for me. 

 

My laptop got stolen, but I thought I would be OK as I had everything backed up...

 

When I click "Restore from Different Location" and select the old laptop's backup location nothing happens... I'm desperate.. Smiley Sad(

 

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadySHARE Vault restore to new/different computer?

@advinge Are you getting any error message?

Can you post a screenshot?

Looking forward to your response.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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advinge
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Re: ReadySHARE Vault restore to new/different computer?

@ElaineM Hi Elaine,

I don't get any error messages.

Readyshare searches for the database, but subsequently nothing happens.

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadySHARE Vault restore to new/different computer?

Thanks for the screenshots.

I will get a confirmation with our engineering department about this concern.

Will give you an update as soon as I have a response.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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