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11-27-2009

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Rescue & Recovery multiple Thinkpads on one external USB drive

2009-12-09, 9:32 AM

How do I set up Rescue & Recovery on multi[ple Thinkpads? With the default settings, it seems that the backups are overwriting each other.

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Re: Rescue & Recovery multiple Thinkpads on one external USB drive

2012-07-05, 4:27 AM

Although this is an old query, it was never responed to and  I am looking for a similar answer. Can you back up multiple thinkpads using one usb external hard drive? Is the system smart enough to recognise each individual laptop? Or are you restricted to having a external hard drive for each thinkpad? 

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10-29-2009

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Re: Rescue & Recovery multiple Thinkpads on one external USB drive

2012-07-05, 13:09 PM

The current versions of R&R can handle this.  Each system creates it's own unique folder on the USB HDD and that's where the backups go.  The folder is named based on the UUID of the system.  So system "A" and system "B" won't overwrite eachother's backups.

 

When the original poster asked the question in 2009, I don't think this UUID feature had been implemented yet.

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Re: Rescue & Recovery multiple Thinkpads on one external USB drive

2012-07-09, 0:18 AM

Thanks Someotherguy,

It was one of my worries which held me back from using R&R in the past. With the increased capacity of external hard drives I found it uneconomical to have one for each laptop. Now I can finally use this back up solution.

 

kind regards,

 

Candive

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