Unplug the USB HDD after Core backup finish directly?

Hi Folks,

Is it unplug the USB HDD after Core backup finish directly?

Need fully power down the Core or not ? Any advise ?

Thanks and Regards,
marcobb0312

No you don’t need to power down the Core. Just make sure it’s finished talking to the USB drive by waiting say 30 secs, or if there is an activity LED, wait until it stops flashing. Then you can pull it out.
Best
David

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According to Windows/Mac, there have a function to eject the USB drive in system first, then we can unplug the cable.

I afraid will lost data if directly unplug the cable on Core.

Best Regards,
marcobb0312

Yes that’s right. But once the backup is finished and you can see the results in the app, the Core won’t be writing to the USB HDD, so there can’t be any data corruption.

Also I’ve done many Core backups and so I’m writing from experience. But if you want to play even safer and turn the Core off before unplugging the USB HDD then fine, do that.

Best

David

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I just initiated my first Core back-up to an external HDD attached via the back USB port (it’s gunna take a while).

Are back-ups incremental or do I have to do a full-back after adding addn’l content to the Core?

They are incremental, so the next one shouldn’t take long!

Best

David

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