Manage : Prepare Media

Prepare media

The Prepare media option allows you to label the removable drive that you are backing up to. Labeling the media allows BackupAssist to recognize it and check that the correct drive is being used on the correct day. For example, if you attached a USB drive in on Tuesday but it was labeled Wednesday, BackupAssist will warn you that the incorrect drive was detected.

Manage : Prepare Media

To Prepare the media:

  1. Select the Prepare media button at the top of the UI.
  2. Attach the removable media devices. If you can only attach one media at a time, repeat the steps for each media.
  3. Change the label's description if you do not want to use the default description.
  4. Select the drive designation.
  5. Select Prepare. This will initiate the preparation and labeling process.