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Important Safety Instructions
The following instructions pertain to the risk of fire, electric shock, or bodily injury.
Please read all of these instructions carefully.
1. Save these instructions for later use.
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2. Follow all the instructions and warnings marked on this product or included in
this manual.
3. Do not place Mirra on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall,
causing serious damage to the product.
4. Keep away from excessive heat or moisture. Inadequate ventilation may cause
internal component failure. Do not use your product near water.
5. Never push objects of any kind into the product through the cabinet openings.
Objects may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could
result in a fire or electrical shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Unplug the product from the main power outlet if exposed to liquids, rain, or
water.
6. Connect your product only to an AC power source as indicated on the
product's information label. If you're not sure of the type of AC power available,
consult your local power company.
a. CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, FULLY INSERT PLUG INTO GROUNDED AC
OUTLET. DO NOT USE A PLUG WITH A RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE
BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
b. PROTECT POWER CORDS FROM BEING WALKED ON, ROLLED OVER, CRIMPED, BENT,
OR PINCHED, PARTICULARLY AT PLUGS, CONVENIENCE RECEPTACLES, AND THE
POINT AT WHICH THEY CONNECT TO THE SERVER.
7. Turn off and unplug your product from the main electrical power outlet before
cleaning. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Aerosol cleaners may be harmful to the environment
Do not attempt to open your Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server. Only Seagate
Technology LLC can safely repair your Mirra. Opening the Mirra or attempting to
modify it will subject you to a risk of injury, may damage the product, and will void
your warranty. Go to http://support.mirra.com for service.
MirraGuard Data Guarantee
If one of your computer hard drives fails, all data backed up on your Mirra Sync and
Share Personal Server will be restored. Seagate will assist you in the restoration
and, if necessary, Seagate’s Data Recovery Service will commit up to $1,000 to
recover and restore your data. See details on line at www.seagate.com.
Mirra Limited Warranty
One year parts and labor.
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
File System Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Network Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Chapter 2: Connecting the Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Using a Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Connecting your Mirra to your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Setting Up a Single Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Setting Up Multiple Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Connecting your Mirra to a Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 3: Setting Up your Mirra
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Installing the Mirra Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
If You’re Updating from 2.0 to 2.2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Configuring your Firewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
XP Firewall (Internet Connection Firewall) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
ZoneAlarm Firewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setting Up the Mirra PC Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Mirra Discovery Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Mirra Setup Wizard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Creating a New Web Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Managing your Personal Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using the Mirra Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
System Tray Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
File and Folder Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Hiding the File and Folder Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Personalizing your Mirra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Changing Your Email Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Naming your Personal Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Adjusting Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Advanced Network Settings for Manual Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Setting Up Multiple Users on One Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Using Mirra with Windows XP Fast User Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Setting Up Multiple Computers with One Mirra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Accessing the Mirra Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Using the Status Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Chapter 4: Using the Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Using the Task Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Mirra Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Configuring a Mirra Name or Advanced Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Setting/Changing an Access Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Alert Tasks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Dismissing an Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Dismissing All Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Viewing Alert Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Disabling Popups for this Type of Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Enabling Popups for this Type of Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Chapter 5: Backing Up and Restoring Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Folder-naming Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Selecting Folders for Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
From the Backup Tasks Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
From your Desktop or Windows Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Checking Backup Status on your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Verifying a Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Opening Backups from your Desktop or Windows Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Reading the Activity Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Accessing Backups from Other Computers Connected to Your Mirra . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Copying Files from Another Computer Connected to Your Mirra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Copying a Folder from Another Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Copying a File from Another Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Restoring Folders After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Using the Backup & Restore Task Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Backup Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Backing Up a New Folder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Selecting a Recommended Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Removing a Folder from Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Restore Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Restoring a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Stopping a Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Saving a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Saving a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Undeleting a File or Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
File/Folder Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Opening a Folder in Mirra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Opening a Folder in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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Opening a File in Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Sharing a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Viewing Previous Versions of a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Purging Files and Folders from your Personal Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Version Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Saving a Selected Version of a File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Restoring a Selected Version of a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Notes on Backing Up and Restoring Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Chapter 6: Sharing Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Using the Sharing Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Sharing via the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Setting Up an Address Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Address Book Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Adding an Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Editing an Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Deleting an Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Sharing a Folder with an Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Sharing via the Local Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Using the Share a Folder Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Opening the Share a Folder Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
From the Address Book Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
From the Sharing Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
From the Backup & Restore Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
From your Windows PC Desktop or Windows Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Selecting a Folder to Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Selecting Share Recipients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
By Email Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
On the Local Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Setting Folder Permissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Notifying Share Recipients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Shares via the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Shares via the Local Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Completing the Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Synchronizing Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Synchronizing Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Working with Synchronized Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Stopping Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Managing Shared Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Sharing Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Sharing a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Opening a Shared Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
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Stopping a Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Synchronizing Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Stopping Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Changing Folder Shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Saving a Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Saving a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Notes on Sharing Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Chapter 7: Setting Up Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Creating a Mirra Web Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Enabling Folders for Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Web Access Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Enabling a Folder for Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Disabling a Folder for Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Enabling All Folders for Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Disabling All Folders for Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Setting Web Access Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Notes on Accessing Files via the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Chapter 8: Reading the Activity Log
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Chapter 9: Managing Your Mirra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Checking the Backup Status of all Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Turning Off your Personal Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Returning to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Changing a Mirra Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Online Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
MirraGuard Data Guarantee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
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Chapter 1: Introduction
This manual provides information about how to connect your Mirra™ Sync and
Share Personal Server and install, set up, and use the Mirra PC software.
Your shipping container should include the following components:
•
Seagate Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server (320 GB or 500 GB model)
•
AC power cable
•
Ethernet cable
•
Mirra software CD (contains this electronic Mirra Manual)
•
Mirra license key sticker (affixed to the Mirra software CD sleeve)
•
•
Mirra Setup Guide (printed on the pocket folder insert in the shipping
container)
Mirra Getting Started Guide
System Requirements
The Mirra software can be installed on PCs that meet these minimum system
requirements:
• Pentium III 450 MHz processor
• 256 MB of RAM
• 100 MB of free disk space
• Ethernet network support and CD-ROM drive
• Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000, Windows 2000
Server, Windows 2003 Server, or Windows Vista plus the latest Service Packs
and updates
Mirra works only with the English version of the Windows OS.
• Broadband always-on Internet connection (such as DSL or cable)
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File System Requirement
If your system disk is a FAT32 file system instead of the standard NTFS file
system (for example, if you upgraded your PC to Windows XP or 2003 from an
earlier operating system), when you install the Mirra software, you see this
message:
Figure 1~1 NTFS File System Warning
Because your computer is not using NTFS, the Volume Shadow Copy Service is not
available. As a result, although your Mirra will function, the Mirra software cannot
back up files opened and locked by an application such as Outlook. Once those files
have been closed, Mirra can back them up.
If you wish, you can upgrade your system partition to NTFS using a built in Windows
tool called Convert (see the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.
microsoft.com/?kbid=307881).
Network Requirements
Your Personal Server must be connected to a router or hub with an open Ethernet
port. If you have only one computer and connect to the Internet with a broadband
modem, you must install a router or a hub so that your Personal Server and your
computer can share the same Internet connection. If you have a different
configuration, see Setting Up a Single Computer or Setting Up Multiple Computers
for further details on connecting your Personal Server to your computer.
Note: If you have a wide area network (WAN) that uses a router to bridge different subnets, you
can use your Personal Server only with computers connected to the same subnet.
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Chapter 2: Connecting the Components
Using a Router
You should have a router on your network for several reasons:
1. To set up a local network so that other computers can connect to your Mirra.
2. To connect the local network to the Internet.
3. To provide firewall protection between the local network (including the Mirra)
and the Internet.
You should always use a router that includes a firewall to connect your local
network to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) because the firewall blocks
unauthorized access to your local network from the Internet.
Connecting your Mirra to your Computer
The Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server can be used with one computer or with
multiple computers.
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Setting Up a Single Computer
Connect your Mirra to a router using the Ethernet cable included in your shipping
carton. Once connected, your setup should resemble the one shown in Figure 2~1:
Figure 2~1 Connecting your Personal Server with a Single Computer
In Figure 2~1, your Personal Server is connected to a router which is, in turn,
connected to a broadband modem and to the computer. Some broadband modems
and wireless access points include a router, so your setup might look different.
Setting Up Multiple Computers
If you already have multiple computers sharing a broadband Internet connection,
you probably already have a router. Check for an available Ethernet port and use
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the provided Ethernet cable to connect your Personal Server to the router as
shown in Figure 2~2:
Figure 2~2 Connecting your Personal Server with Multiple Computers
Your configuration might look different than the one pictured in Figure 2~2.
Connect your Personal Server to your router in the same way you connect other
computers.
Connecting your Mirra to a Power Source
To connect your Mirra to a power source,
Step 1:
Plug the appropriate end of the provided power cable into the power slot on
the rear of your Personal Server. Make sure it’s firmly and completely
seated.
Figure 2~3 Mirra Power Plug Outlet
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Step 2:
Connect the other end of the power cable to an AC power source.
Step 3:
On the front of the Mirra, press and release the power button:
Figure 2~4 Mirra Power Button
• The green light to the right of the power button shines steadily.
• The amber light to the left of the power button starts blinking after a few
seconds.
When the amber light shines steadily and a startup tone sounds, you have
successfully installed your Personal Server. (If the amber status light
shuts off, check the Mirra web site for help at http://support.mirra.com.)
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Chapter 3: Setting Up your Mirra
Installing the Mirra Software
You must install the Mirra software on each Windows XP or 2000 PC, Windows
2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, or Windows Vista in your network that you
want to connect to your Personal Server.
If You’re Updating from 2.0 to 2.2
If you’re updating your Mirra software from Version 2.0 to Version 2.2, you must
exit the Mirra software on your desktop before you begin the update process. (This
does not apply to an upgrade from Version 2.1 to Version 2.2.)
To exit the Mirra software,
Step 1:
Rght-click the Mirra icon in the System Tray.
Step 2:
On the dropdown menu, select Exit.
The software closes on your desktop and the Mirra icon disappears from
your System Tray.
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If you forget to exit the software before you begin installing the update, a
Question window opens:
Figure 3~1 Reminder to Exit the Mirra Software
Step 3:
Right-click the Mirra icon in your System Tray and select Exit from the
dropdown menu.
Step 4:
Click Yes in the Question window to continue with the update installation.
You must have Administrator privileges (or the
Administrator’s password) to install the Mirra
software on your computer. However, Administrator privileges are not required to run the Mirra
application. This does not affect most users since
the Windows 2000 and XP operating systems
automatically set up personal accounts with
Administrator privileges. It might be an issue only
in an office setting.
To install the Mirra software,
Step 1:
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Insert the Mirra CD in the computer's CD-ROM drive.
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The InstallShield Wizard Welcome window opens.
If you’re installing the Mirra software for the first time, you see this window:
Figure 3~2 InstallShield Wizard Welcome — New Installation
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If you’re updating from Mirra software Version 2.0 to Version 2.2, you see
this window:
Figure 3~3 InstallShield Wizard Welcome — Update
Step 2:
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Click Next.
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The Mirra License Agreement opens:
Figure 3~4 Mirra License Agreement
Step 3:
If you agree, select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click
Next.
The installer searches for Microsoft™ .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 software and
installs it if it is not already present on your computer.
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Once the Microsoft™ .NET Framework 1.1 software has, if necessary, been
installed, the Disk Space Requirements window shows you how much space
is available on each of your disk drives and how much space the Mirra
software requires:
Figure 3~5 Disk Space Requirements
Step 4:
Review the information provided.
If necessary, you can change the destination drive or remove files to make
room on the following screen.
Step 5:
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The Choose Destination Location window asks you to identify the folder on
your computer in which to place the Mirra software:
Figure 3~6 Choose Destination Location
Step 6:
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Accept the default destination folder or click Change to select a different
destination folder.
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If you click Change, a Choose Folder window opens:
Figure 3~7 Change Destination Folder
Step 7:
Select a new folder and click OK.
The Choose Destination Location window now displays the folder you
selected.
Step 8:
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The Ready to Install window allows you one more chance to change the
folder in which your Mirra software will be installed:
Figure 3~8 Ready to Install
Step 9:
To review or change any previous settings, click Back and make your
changes.
When you’re satisfied with your settings, click Install to begin the
installation.
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The Setup Status window keeps you informed of the progress of the
installation:
Figure 3~9 Setup Status
During the installation, you’re asked if you want a Mirra shortcut on your
desktop:
Figure 3~10 Create Desktop Shortcut
Once your Mirra installation is complete, a Mirra
icon automatically appears in your System Tray.
However, many people like to use a larger desktop
icon to open the Mirra software.
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Step 10:
Choose whether you want a Mirra shortcut on your desktop.
If you select Yes, a Mirra icon appears on your desktop:
You’re asked if you want a Mirra shortcut on your startup menu:
Figure 3~11 Create Startup Menu Shortcut
Step 11:
Choose whether you want a Mirra shortcut on your startup menu.
If you select Yes, a Mirra icon appears on your startup menu:
Figure 3~12 Startup Menu Mirra Shortcut
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Before the installation completes, you’re given an opportunity to view the
Mirra Release Notes for Version 2.2 of the software.
Figure 3~13 Mirra Release Notes
Step 12:
Choose whether you want to open and read the Release Notes now and click
Next.
Note: If you open the Release Notes, you must close them before you can return to the
Installation Wizard and finish the installation.
Step 13: If
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you’ve opened the Release Notes, read and then close them.
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The Installation Wizard Complete window asks whether you want to restart
your computer now:
Figure 3~14 Installation Wizard Complete
Before you can use the Mirra program, you must restart your computer.
Step 14: Choose
whether to restart your computer now or later and click Finish.
When your computer restarts, a Mirra icon appears in your System Tray:
If You’re Updating: If you’re updating your Mirra PC software rather than installing
it for the first time, you don’t have to reconfigure your firewall, re-enter your license
key, or complete the Setup Wizard again. After you restart your computer, you see
the Connection screen briefly as your Mirra reconnects to the Mirra Service. Once
the connection is complete, your Mirra application opens on your desktop and you
can use your Personal Server as you normally do.
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Configuring your Firewall
If you’re installing the Mirra software for the first time, you may have to configure
your firewall to detect your Personal Server. Most firewalls detect the Mirra Sync
and Share Personal Server during installation and prompt you for permission to
open the appropriate ports. If your firewall must be configured manually, you must
open port UDP 19430 in order for your computer to communicate with your
Personal Server. Refer to the Mirra Support Center at http://support.mirra.com
for additional information.
XP Firewall (Internet Connection Firewall)
If the Mirra software detects the presence of an XP firewall, also known as an
Internet Connection Firewall (ICF), it displays a message on the Status screen
asking if you want it to adjust the firewall settings to accommodate the Mirra:
Figure 3~15 Windows XP Firewall Message
To enable the Mirra software to adjust your firewall settings,
Step 1:
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The XP Firewall Detected window opens:
Figure 3~16 XP Firewall Detected Window
Step 2:
Click Yes, please adjust my XP firewall settings.
The Internet Sharing Configuration window opens (unless you’ve previously
requested that the window not be shown again):
Figure 3~17 Internet Sharing Configuration Window
Step 3:
Click Yes.
The Mirra software makes the appropriate adjustments to your XP firewall
settings.
ZoneAlarm Firewall
ZoneAlarm may detect your Personal Server during the discovery phase of the
Mirra software installation. If it does not, and if the Mirra software cannot detect
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your Personal Server but detects the presence of a ZoneAlarm firewall, a message
on the Status screen provides a link to a special FAQ entry on the Mirra web site.
Figure 3~18 ZoneAlarm Firewall Message
When you click the ZoneAlarm Detected link, the FAQ entry to which you are
directed at http://www.mirra.com/support/help.html#ZoneAlarm provides detailed
instructions on how to configure ZoneAlarm to handle the Mirra.
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Setting Up the Mirra PC Software
Mirra Discovery Process
When your computer restarts, the License Key screen is displayed:
Figure 3~19 License Key Screen
Entering a license key insures that only authorized Personal Servers are added to
the Mirra network and that only authorized computers in your network have access
to your Personal Server. If multiple computers are connected to your Personal
Server, you must enter this license key on each computer.
To license your Personal Server,
Step 1:
Enter the license key (provided on the jacket containing your Mirra
software CD).
Step 2:
Click OK.
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Note: It may take a few minutes for your license key to be verified. When it has been verified, you
receive an alert in the Alerts window on the Status screen and a popup notification in the
System Tray (if popups are enabled on your computer):
Figure 3~20 License Key Verified
The Mirra Connecting screen opens:
Figure 3~21 Mirra Connecting Screen
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Mirra Setup Wizard
When your Personal Server has connected, both the Status screen and the Mirra
Setup Wizard Welcome window open:
Figure 3~22 Welcome
Step 1:
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The Name Your Personal Server window allows you to name your Mirra:
Figure 3~23 Name Your Personal Server
Click More Info on any Setup Wizard window for
additional information pertinent to that window.
Step 2:
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Mirra Personal Server, and click Next.
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The Access Password window offers the option of password protection for
your folders:
Figure 3~24 Access Password
If other computers are connected to your Mirra and you don't set a
password, any Mirra user can use the Backup & Restore screen to access,
edit, or delete your backed up folders.
• You can set a password now or do it later from the Status screen.
• If you set an Access Password, it applies to all your folders; you cannot assign
it to some folders and not to others.
• If you set a password, you won’t need to enter it to open your own folders on your
own computer. But you will have to enter it if you want to access a backed up
folder from a different computer than the one on which you created the
password.
Caution: Mirra cannot recover your Access Password for you. If you forget your
Access Password, you won’t be able to restore folders from your Personal
Server to a computer.
Step 3:
If you wish, enter and confirm a password and click Next.
Note: The Next button is disabled if your two password entries do not match one another.
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The Create a Mirra Web Account window helps you create a free Mirra Web
Account:
Figure 3~25 Create a Mirra Web Account
Although you can use Mirra’s Backup & Restore
feature without creating a Mirra Web Account,
you must create a Web Account in order to use
the Web Access and Folder Sharing features.
Step 4:
If you’ve previously created a Mirra Web Account, enter the email address
you used to create that account.
If you’re creating a new Web Account, enter the email address you want to
associate with this Personal Server. After you finish the Setup Wizard,
you’ll complete the creation of your Web Account (see Creating a New Web
Account).
Note: The Next button is disabled if you enter an invalid email address.
Step 5:
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The Folders Recommended for Backup window allows you to select some
basic folders for backup:
Figure 3~26 Select Folders for Backup
The folders listed in the Folders Recommended for
Backup window are those most frequently
selected for backup. Once you’ve completed this
setup, you’ll be able to back up other folders not
listed in this window.
Step 6:
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Select the folders you want to back up to your Personal Server and click
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The Thank You window indicates that you’ve completed the setup process:
Figure 3~27 Thank You
Step 7:
Click Finish to save your entries and close the Setup Wizard.
Three items open automatically on your desktop when the Setup Wizard closes:
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• The Mirra web site Product Registration page:
Figure 3~28 Mirra Product Registration
Although registering your Mirra is not required, you must register to
activate the MirraGuard™ Data Guarantee and receive update notices from
Mirra
— To register now, complete the Mirra Product Registration form.
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• The Discovery screen, which informs you that the Mirra software is
connecting to your Personal Server:
Figure 3~29 Discovery Screen
• A Confirm Backup window for each folder you selected for backup:
Figure 3~30 Confirm Backup Window
— For each folder, change the folder name if you wish and click OK to verify that you
want to back it up.
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Creating a New Web Account
In the Create a Mirra Web Account window in the Setup Wizard, you entered an
email address to be associated with your free Mirra Web Account. Now you must
complete the creation of your Web Account on the Mirra web site.
Note: You must receive your license key verification before you can create a Mirra Web Account.
Until you create a Web Account, the Web Account Information area of the Web
Access screen in your Mirra application indicates that your Mirra is connected but
your Web Account has not yet been confirmed:
Figure 3~31 Web Access Screen — No Web Account
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To complete the creation of a Mirra Web Account,
Step 1:
Check the email account associated with the email address you used to
create your Mirra Web Account. Usually within a few minutes, you receive a
message resembling the one shown below with a link to the Mirra web site:
Figure 3~32 Create Your Mirra Account Email
If you don’t receive an email,
• Check your Spam folder to be sure your Mirra email
hasn’t mistakenly been identified as spam.
• Make sure you’re checking the email account that
matches the email address you used to create your
Web Account.
• Click Resend Email Now on the Web Access screen in
your Mirra application.
If the email isn’t there, contact Mirra Technical Support
at http://support. mirra.com.
Step 2:
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You’re taken directly to the Create Account page on the Mirra web site,
where your email address has already been entered:
Figure 3~33 Create Web Account
Step 3:
Enter a name and enter and confirm a password of your choosing.
Step 4:
Click Create Account.
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The Thank You page opens:
Figure 3~34 Thank You
Step 5:
Return to the Status screen in the Mirra application on your desktop.
Once your Web Account has been authenticated, the Web Access Enabled
window confirms that you can now access backed up folders remotely and
offers you a choice between automatically or manually enabling backed up
folders for web access:
Figure 3~35 Web Access Enabled Window
Step 6:
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The Status screen now reflects the confirmation of your Web Account:
Figure 3~36 Web Access Screen — Web Account Confirmed
You’ll receive an email confirming the creation of your Web Account and
another confirming the registration of your Mirra.
Managing your Personal Server
Using the Mirra Icons
Mirra icons appear on your desktop (if you selected that option during the software
installation) and in your System Tray. You can double-click either icon to open the
Mirra application. Icons are also stamped on backed up folders.
System Tray Icon
The System Tray icon indicates that your Personal Server is working, even when the
Mirra application is closed on your desktop, by pulsing when it’s backing up folders
and by displaying popup messages from the Personal Server.
The icon need not be visible at all in your System Tray in order for your Personal
Server to function. Your Mirra continues to back up your selected files even if you
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exit from the application and the System Tray icon disappears. However, we
recommend for two reasons that you close the Mirra application screen on your
desktop when you’re not using it, but that you not exit from the application so that
the Mirra icon remains visible in the System Tray:
1. When the Mirra icon is not visible in your System Tray, you’re unable to tell if
the Mirra service stops working for some reason. If the System Tray icon turns
from its customary red to gray, your service has stopped working and your
folders are no longer being backed up. (If this happens, contact Technical
Support at http://support.mirra.com.)
2. If the Mirra icon is not visible in your System Tray, popup messages do not
appear and Mirra is unable to notify you of a problem. (However, the messages
are stored and displayed in the Alerts field on the Status screen the next time
you open the application.).
File and Folder Icons
In addition to the icons on your desktop and in your System Tray, a
Mirra icon is stamped in the lower left corner of most backed up files
and folders (although some special Windows folders may not display
the icon). These icons appear only when your computer is connected
to your Personal Server. If you use a laptop and disconnect it from your network,
the icons disappear. However, all backed up files and folders remain on your Mirra.
If the Mirra icons on your backed up folders suddenly disappear, this indicates that
the Mirra service has stopped.
Hiding the File and Folder Icons
By default, a Mirra icon is displayed on backed up files and folders. You have the
option of hiding these icons if you wish:
Step 1:
In the System Tray, right-click the Mirra
icon.
— OR —
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In the Menu Bar, click View.
Figure 3~37 Hide Mirra Icon
Step 2:
In the dropdown menu, unselect Show Mirra Icons.
Personalizing your Mirra
Changing Your Email Address
Your Mirra Web Account uses your email address as your identity. So if you change
your email address, you must associate the new address with your Mirra Web
Account. When you change your email address, you are in effect creating a new
Mirra Web Account. However, you can use the same name and password you used
with your previous email address.
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To change your email address,
Step 1:
In the Web Account Information area of the Web Access screen, click
Change/Create next to your current email address:
Figure 3~38 Web Access Screen
The Create a Mirra Web Account window opens:
Figure 3~39 Create a Mirra Web Account Window
Step 2:
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Enter your new email address and click OK.
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Step 3:
Check your email. Usually after a few minutes you receive a message from
Mirra resembling the message shown below with a link to the Create
Account page on the Mirra web site:
Figure 3~40 Create Your Mirra Account Email
Step 4:
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Click the link in your email.
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You’re taken to the Mirra web site Create Account page:
Figure 3~41 Create Account Page
Step 5:
Enter a username and enter and confirm a password of your choosing.
Step 6:
Click Create Account.
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The Thank You page opens:
Figure 3~42 Thank You
Step 7:
Return to the application on your desktop.
Naming your Personal Server
You can change the name you assigned to your Personal Server when you set up
the Mirra software.
To change the name of your Personal Server,
Step 1:
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The Quick Setup window opens with the current name of your Personal
Server displayed:
Figure 3~43 Quick Setup
Step 2:
Enter a name of your choosing for this Personal Server.
Step 3:
Click OK.
Note: The name you choose affects only your Personal Server and does not change any network
settings on your computer.
Adjusting Network Settings
You can enter advanced network settings for your Personal Server, such as static
IP addressing, to customize the network configuration for your Mirra. Almost
everyone will use the default network settings. Use Advanced Network Settings
only if you need to set static IP addressing and only if you have the technical
expertise necessary to configure network settings.
Note: If you enter incorrect settings, you may not be able to connect to your Mirra. If that
happens, contact Mirra Technical Support at http://support.mirra.com.
To adjust your network settings,
Step 1:
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The Quick Setup window opens:
Figure 3~44 Quick Setup
Step 2:
Click Advanced Network Settings.
The Advanced Network Settings window opens:
Figure 3~45 Advanced Network Settings
Step 3:
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Enter the desired IP and DNS Server information.
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Step 4:
Click OK to save your changes and close the Advanced Network Settings
window.
Step 5:
Click OK again to close the Quick Setup window.
For additional information about advanced network settings, see Advanced
Network Settings for Manual Addressing.
Advanced Network Settings for Manual Addressing
Most modern routers and broadband modems are able to share your Internet
connection using automatic address assignment (DHCP) for computers in your
network along with address sharing (NAT). If your networking equipment does not
include these features or you have other requirements or constraints, you may
need to manually set an Internet address for Mirra.
Contact your broadband Internet provider for more information about sharing your
Internet connection and about the type of addressing required for your network. If
static IP addressing is required, determine a static IP address or ask your Internet
provider to do so. Use the Advanced Network Configuration option to enter this
address information.
If you use static IP addresses and want to move
your Mirra to a different network, be sure to
update the static IP address before moving the
Mirra to avoid a conflict.
Setting Up Multiple Users on One Computer
If more than one person logs on to a computer that is backed up to a Personal
Server, each person must create an individual Mirra Web Account in order to enable
web access and file sharing for that individual’s folders.
To create a Web Account after another user has already installed and licensed a
Mirra,
Step 1:
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Log on to your computer (your user name must be different than the one
used to install and license the Mirra software).
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You see Mirra icons on your desktop and in your System Tray:
Figure 3~46 Mirra Icons
Step 2:
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Double-click either icon.
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The Mirra application opens and displays the Web Access screen:
Figure 3~47 Web Access Screen - No Web Account
The Web Account Information area indicates that the Personal Server is
connected and operating, but that you have not yet created a Mirra Web
Account.
Step 3: Click
Change/Create next to Account.
The Create a Mirra Web Account window opens:
Figure 3~48 Create a Mirra Web Account Window
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Step 4:
Enter the email address you want to associate with your Web Account and
click OK.
Step 5:
Check your email for a message from Mirra resembling the message shown
below with a link to the Mirra web site:
Figure 3~49 Create Your Mirra Account Email
If you don’t receive an email,
• Check your Spam folder to be sure your Mirra email
hasn’t mistakenly been identified as spam.
• Make sure you’re checking the email account that
matches the email address you used to create your
Web Account.
• Click Resend Email Now on the Web Access screen in
your Mirra application.
If the email isn’t there, contact Mirra Technical Support
at http://support. mirra.com.
Step 6:
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You’re taken to the Create Account page on the Mirra web site, where your
email address is already entered:,
Figure 3~50 Web Site Create Account Page
Step 7:
Enter a name and enter and confirm a password of your choosing.
Step 8:
Click Create Account.
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The Thank You page opens:
Figure 3~51 Thank You
Step 9:
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Close or minimize your browser and return to the application on your
desktop.
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Step 10:
Check your email for a welcome message from Mirra:
Figure 3~52 Welcome Email
Using Mirra with Windows XP Fast User Switching
When users who share a computer change user accounts via Fast User Switching,
most applications remain open on both users’ desktops. However, Mirra must close
its application on the desktop of the previous user when another user opens Mirra
after logging on with Fast User Switching. This does not mean that the Mirra stops
backing up anyone’s files. Once files have been selected for backup by any user on a
computer connected to a Personal Server, those files are continuously backed up
regardless of who is logged on at any given moment (and even when no one is logged
on and the application is closed).
If you leave the Mirra application open on your desktop when you log off and another
user logs on with Fast User Switching and opens the application, the application
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closes on your desktop. When you next log on, simply double-click the Mirra icon to
reopen the application. When you do, a Mirra Control Moved window opens:
Figure 3~53 Mirra Control Moved Window
This message notifies you that you now have control of the Mirra and can use it to
manage your backed up files and share folders.
To open the Mirra application after a Fast User Switch,
Step 1:
Double-click the Mirra icon.
Unless you have selected Don’t show me this message again, the Mirra
Control Moved window opens.
Step 2:
Select Don’t show me this message again if you choose not to see the
window each time you open the Mirra application.
Step 3:
Click OK.
The Mirra application opens on your desktop.
Setting Up Multiple Computers with One Mirra
In order to back up two or more computers to a Mirra, you must install the Mirra
PC software and enter your Mirra license key on each computer. Each user on each
computer must then create a separate Mirra Web Account in order to remotely
access and share folders.
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Accessing the Mirra Screens
Each Mirra function (Status, Backup & Restore, Web Access, Sharing, Address
Book, and Activity Log) has its own screen. To open a screen, click the tab
associated with it:
Figure 3~54 Mirra Screen Tabs
Using the Status Bar
A detachable Status Bar across the bottom of the Mirra application provides
continuously updated information about the status of your Personal Server:
connection status, amount of free disk space, time of the last synchronization,
and most recent activity. When a backup is under way, the Status Bar reflects its
progress.
Figure 3~55 Status Bar Detached
If you choose to separate the Status Bar from the body of the Mirra application,
it remains on your desktop when you close the application and continues to reflect
the status of your Personal Server. When detached, the Status Bar becomes
translucent, allowing you to see through it to the portion of the desktop it covers.
You can drag the Status Bar to any location on your desktop. To re-attach the
Status Bar to the Mirra application, uncheck Show on Desktop.
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Chapter 4: Using the Status Screen
The Status screen provides you with information about your Personal Server:
Figure 4~1 Status Screen Fields
• The Connected to area tells you which Personal Server you are
communicating with, how many computers are backed up to it, and how many
files are backed up on it from all connected computers.
• The Server disk free indicator displays the amount of free disk space
remaining on the Personal Server.
• The Server - Computer Synchronization area tells you how many files are
currently out of sync (not yet backed up) and, if all files are currently
synchronized, the completion time of the last synchronization.
• The Alerts pane displays all notifications, such as license and account
verifications and backup and sharing confirmations. Provided are the date
and name of each alert and the status of popups (enabled or disabled) on
your computer.
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When there are no outstanding alerts, the Alerts pane is hidden:
Figure 4~2 Status Screen - No Alerts
Using the Task Menus
Mirra Tasks
Configuring a Mirra Name or Advanced Network Settings
To choose or change the name of your Mirra or to enter advanced network settings,
Step 1:
Click the Status tab.
Step 2:
On the Mirra Tasks menu, click Configure.
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The Configure your Mirra window opens:
Figure 4~3 Configure your Mirra
Step 3:
In the Configure your Mirra window,
• Enter or edit a name for your Mirra.
• Click Advanced Network Settings to enter or edit an IP address and DNS server
address and click OK.
Step 4:
Click OK to close the Quick Setup window.
Setting/Changing an Access Password
To set an Access Password if you do not already have one or edit a password you
selected previously,
Step 1:
Click the Status tab.
Step 2:
On the Mirra Tasks menu, click Set/Change Access Password.
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The Folder Access Password window opens:
Figure 4~4 Folder Access Password
Step 3:
In the Access Password window,
• Enter your password if one exists or enter a new password.
• Edit the existing password or confirm the new password.
Step 4:
Click OK to close the Access Password window.
Alert Tasks
Dismissing an Alert
To dismiss a selected alert,
Step 1:
Click the Status tab.
Step 2:
In the Alerts area of the Status screen, select the alert to be dismissed.
Step 3:
On the Alert Tasks menu, click Dismiss alert.
The alert is deleted.
Dismissing All Alerts
To dismiss all alerts at once,
Step 1:
Click the Status tab.
Step 2:
On the Alert Tasks menu, click Dismiss all alerts.
All alerts are deleted and the Alerts area closes.
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Viewing Alert Details
If you missed the information contained in a popup alert and want to see it again,
you can replay the alert.
To view the details of an alert,
Step 1:
Click the Status tab.
Step 2:
In the Alerts area of the Status screen, select the alert to be displayed.
Step 3:
On the Alert Tasks menu, click View alert details.
The alert popup is again displayed in the System Tray.
Disabling Popups for this Type of Alert
You can disable System Tray popups for a particular kind of alert. The alert will still
appear in the Alerts area of the Status screen.
To disable a type of alert popup,
Step 1:
Click the Status tab.
Step 2:
In the Alerts pane on the Status screen, select the alert whose popup you
want to disable.
Step 3:
On the Alert Tasks menu, click Disable popups for this type of alert.
Popups for this type of alert are no longer displayed in the System Tray.
Enabling Popups for this Type of Alert
You can enable System Tray popups that were previously disabled.
To enable a type of alert popup,
Step 1:
Click the Status tab.
Step 2:
In the Alerts area of the Status screen, select the alert whose popup you
want to enable.
Step 3:
On the Alert Tasks menu, click Enable popups for this type of alert.
Popups for this type of alert are now displayed in the System Tray.
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Chapter 5: Backing Up and Restoring Folders
There are several reasons to use Mirra to back up important folders:
• Your information is safe in the event of a computer crash.
• Mirra saves up to eight versions of the files in backed up folders.
• Once a folder has been backed up, any files and folders added to it are
automatically backed up as well.
• You can access and work with your backed up folders remotely from any
computer with an Internet hookup.
• You can share the contents of backed up folders with others.
Mirra automatically and continuously tracks any changes you make to the files in
backed up folders and saves the eight most recent versions of each file. If you make
changes to files while your computer is not connected to your Personal Server,
those changes are tracked and the most recent version of each file is synchronized
to your Mirra when you reconnect. Since this is an ongoing, automatic process, you
no longer need to schedule updates or backups.
Your computer must remain on while a backup is in
progress in order to complete the backup. If your
computer goes to sleep or you shut it down before
a backup completes, Mirra will continue the backup
where it left off when you turn the computer back
on.Once the backup has finished, you can turn off
your computer.
Mirra does NOT back up the following types of files and folders:
• System files and folders
• Temporary files and folders created by applications, including those whose
names start with a tilde (~) or end with .temp
• Hidden files and folders
• Folders whose pathnames are longer than 1024 characters
• Files and folders whose names are longer than 255 characters
• Encrypted files
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Note: If you back up files and folders that are constantly changing, such as program files or
logs, your Personal Server will be constantly updating those files and your computer’s
performance may be affected.
Folder-naming Issues
Once you’ve selected a folder for backup, you cannot change the folder name in any
way. If you do change a folder name, you must again select that folder for backup
after the name change.
If you place a sub-folder within a backed up folder, the sub-folder is automatically
backed up. If you then delete the sub-folder and subsequently place a file with the
same name as the deleted sub-folder in the same location, that file will NOT be
backed up. You must purge the deleted sub-folder before the file with the same
name can be backed up.
Selecting Folders for Backup
You can select a folder for backup in three ways:
1. From the Folders Recommended for Backup window
2. From the Backup Tasks menu on the Backup & Restore screen
3. From your desktop or Windows Explorer
Note: The My Documents folder is a special Windows folder and is the only folder you cannot
select for backup by right-clicking it on your desktop.
The Folders Recommended for Backup window provides a list of the folders most
often selected for backup. Once you’ve backed up a folder on the list, it no longer
appears when the list is next displayed. The Folders Recommended for Backup
window first appears in the Setup Wizard when you initially set up your Mirra PC
software (see Setup Wizard). Thereafter, it can be accessed from the Backup
Tasks menu on the Backup & Restore screen.
To select folders for backup from the Folders Recommended for Backup window,
Step 1:
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The Backup & Restore screen opens:
Figure 5~1 Backup & Restore Screen
Step 2:
On the Backup Tasks menu, click Recommended backups.
The Folders Recommended for Backup window opens:
Figure 5~2 Folders Recommended for Backup
Step 3:
Select the folders you want to back up.
Step 4:
Click OK.
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A Confirm Backup window opens for each folder you’ve selected:
Figure 5~3 Confirm Backup
Step 5:
Change the folder name if you wish and confirm that this is the folder to be
backed up.
Step 6:
Click OK.
The Backup & Restore screen lists the folders backed up from your
computer:
Figure 5~4 Backup & Restore Screen
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If other computers are connected to your Mirra, folders backed up from
those computers are also displayed on your Backup & Restore screen:
Figure 5~5 Backup & Restore Screen on Local Network
A backup notification verifying that a folder has been selected for backup
is posted in the Alerts area of the Status screen and pops up in your
System Tray (if popups are enabled on your computer).
From the Backup Tasks Menu
Use the Backup Tasks menu to back up folders not listed in the Folders
Recommended for Backup window.
To select a folder from the Backup Tasks menu,
Step 1:
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On the Backup & Restore screen, click New backup on the Backup Tasks
menu.
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The Browse for Folder window opens:
Figure 5~6 Browse for Folder
Step 2:
Select the folder to be backed up and click OK.
A Confirm Backup window opens.
Step 3:
Click OK.
The folder is added to the list on the Backup & Restore screen, a
notification is posted in the Alerts area of the Status screen, and a popup
appears in your System Tray.
From your Desktop or Windows Explorer
To select a folder for backup from your Windows desktop,
Step 1:
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The Windows dropdown menu opens:
Figure 5~7 Windows Dropdown Menu
Step 2:
On the dropdown menu, select Add to Mirra Backups.
A Confirm Backup window opens.
Step 3:
Click OK.
The folder is added to the list on the Backup & Restore screen, a
notification is posted in the Alerts area of the Status screen, and a popup
appears in your System Tray.
Checking Backup Status on your Computer
Verifying a Backup
While a backup is under way, the Status Bar indicates the backup progress of every
file in each folder being backed up:
Figure 5~8 Status Bar (Detached) Progress Indicator
There are several ways to confirm that a folder has been backed up:
1. The folder is listed on the Backup & Restore screen.
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2. An alert in the Alerts area of the Status screen confirms that the folder has
been selected for backup.
3. If you have not turned off the Mirra folder icons, most backed up
files and folders display a small Mirra icon in their lower left corner,
although some special Windows folders may not display the icon.
These icons appear only when your computer is connected to your
Personal Server. If you use a laptop and disconnect it from your network, the
icons disappear. However, all selected files and folders are still backed up. See
Turning Off the File and Folder Icons for instructions on how to turn Mirra
folder icons on or off.
4. The backup is listed in your Activity Log
On average, it takes approximately 20 minutes to back up one gigabyte of data on
a 100Mb network. However, the rate at which your data transfers varies depending
on a variety of factors:
• Your OS configuration
• The speed of your hard disk
• The type of Ethernet switch/hub you’re using
• The number of files stored in each folder being backed up
• The types of files being backed up
• The number of other computers on your network connected to the Mirra
It takes a while to back up your folders for the first time because all your selected
folders are being backed up at once. After the initial backup, keeping backups up to
date is not as time consuming because only a few files change at any one time.
Opening Backups from your Desktop or Windows
Explorer
To go directly from your desktop or from Windows Explorer to a backed up folder on
your Mirra, even if the Mirra application is not open,
Step 1:
Right-click the folder on your desktop or in Windows Explorer.
Step 2:
From the dropdown menu, select View backup on Mirra.
If the Mirra application was not already open, it opens now and displays the
contents of the selected folder on the Backup & Restore screen.
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Reading the Activity Log
You can use the Activity Log to verify that your files are being correctly backed up
or to ensure that a backup has completed before you shut down your computer. The
Activity Log tracks, among other things, the addition or removal of files from
backup and changes made to backed up files and folders and displays the 100 most
recent activities. The Status Bar reflects current actions documented in the
Activity Log.
To view your Activity Log,
Step 1:
Click the Activity Log tab.
The Activity Log opens:
Figure 5~9 Activity Log
Step 2:
Scroll through the Activity Log to see the 100 most recent actions
performed by your Mirra.
See Reading the Activity Log for additional information.
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Accessing Backups from Other Computers
Connected to Your Mirra
Your Backup & Restore screen displays the backed up folders from all computers
connected to your Personal Server. You can open a folder backed up from another
computer and work with the files contained in it
• if the folder is not password protected
— OR —
• if the folder is password protected but its owner has given you the password.
If a folder is password protected and you do not
have the password but its owner has shared the
folder with you, you can access it on the Sharing
screen (see Managing Shared Folders for
additional information).
To open a folder backed up to your Personal Server from another computer,
Step 1:
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The Backup & Restore screen opens
Figure 5~10 Computers Backed Up to this Mirra
Step 2:
Double-click the folder to be opened.
Step 3:
If the owner of the folder has not set an Access Password, its contents
are displayed.
If an Access Password has been set, the Enter Access Password window
opens:
Figure 5~11 Access Password Window
• You’re asked to enter an Access Password for a password-protected
folder from another computer or user only the first time you access that
folder unless
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the password changes
— you’re accessing a backup created after you entered the password
the first time
— this is the first time you’re accessing a backup from a different
computer
—
Step 4:
Enter the password and click OK.
Step 5:
Double-click the folder to access the files contained in it.
Copying Files from Another Computer
Connected to Your Mirra
If other computers have backed up folders to your Mirra, you can copy those folders
or the files in them to your computer using either the Restore to this computer or
the Save as menu option.
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Copying a Folder from Another Computer
To copy a folder that’s been backed up to your Mirra by another computer,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder to be copied.
Figure 5~12 Backup & Restore Screen
Step 2:
On the Backup Tasks menu, click either Restore to this computer or Save
as.
• If the folder is not password protected, the Browse for Location window opens.
• If the folder is password protected, the Access Password window opens:
Figure 5~13 Access Password Window
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Step 3:
Enter the Access Password and click OK.
The Browse for Location window opens:
Figure 5~14 Browse for Location
Step 4:
Select the location at which you want to copy the folder and click OK.
The folder is saved at the selected location.
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Copying a File from Another Computer
To copy a file from a folder that’s been backed up to your Mirra by another
computer,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the file to be copied.
Figure 5~15 Backup & Restore Screen
Step 2:
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The Save selected file as window opens:
Figure 5~16 Save Selected File As Window
Step 3:
Change the file name if you wish, select the location at which you want to
copy the file, and click OK.
The file is saved at the selected location.
Restoring Folders After a Crash
If your computer crashes, you can restore your backed up folders from your
Personal Server to your recovered or new computer. After you install and set up
the Mirra software on your recovered or new computer and open the Backup &
Restore screen, all your backed up folders are listed as residing on your previous
computer. In the Backup Tasks menu, you see the Restore to this computer option.
When you restore your folders to your new computer, they exist on the new
computer as static copies and are no longer backed up to your Personal Server.
You must again select these folders for backup. After you’ve done so, two copies
of each folder reside on your Mirra. You can delete the old copies to avoid confusion
and redundancy.
Note: Verify that your folders have indeed been completely restored and backed up before
deleting the static copies.
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To restore your backed up folders from your Mirra to a recovered or new computer,
Step 1:
Reinstall and set up the Mirra PC software on your recovered computer or
on a new computer.
Step 2:
On your desktop, open the Backup & Restore screen.
A list of your pre-crash backed up folders is displayed.
Step 3:
Select a folder and click Restore to this computer in the Backup Tasks
menu.
If the folder was password protected, the Access Password window opens:
Figure 5~17 Access Password Window
Step 4:
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Enter your Access Password and click OK.
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A Browse for Folder window opens:
Figure 5~18 Browse for Folder
Step 5:
Select a location for the folder and click OK.
The folder is restored at the selected location.
Step 6:
Repeat Steps 3 through 5 until all your folders have been restore on your
new computer.
Step 7:
Select the restored folders for backup (see Selecting Folders for Backup).
Step 8:
Once you confirm that each folder has been completely restored and
backed up, delete the static copy from your Mirra to avoid confusion and
redundancy.
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Using the Backup & Restore Task Menus
Backup Tasks
Backing Up a New Folder
To select a folder for backup,
Step 1:
On the Backup Tasks menu, click New backup.
The Browse for Folder window opens.
Step 2:
Select the desired folder and click OK.
The Confirm Backup window opens.
Step 3:
Click OK.
Selecting a Recommended Backup
To select a folder for backup from the Folders Recommended for Backup window,
Step 1:
On the Backup Tasks menu, click Recommended backups.
The Folders Recommended for Backup window opens.
Step 2:
Select folders for backup from the list in the window.
A Confirm Backup window opens for each folder selected.
Step 3:
Click OK in each Confirm Backup window.
Removing a Folder from Backup
To stop backing up a folder,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder to be removed.
Step 2:
On the Backup Tasks menu, click Remove.
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The Remove Backup confirmation window opens:
Figure 5~19 Remove Backup Confirmation
Step 3:
Click Yes to confirm the removal.
Once removed from backup, the files in this folder are deleted from the
Personal Server (but not, of course, from your computer). They can no
longer be restored nor are changes made to them reflected on the Mirra.
Restore Tasks
Restoring a Folder
From Another Computer Connected to your Mirra
To copy to your computer a folder backed up from another computer connected to
your Mirra,
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder to be copied.
Step 4:
On the Restore Tasks menu, click Restore to this computer.
The Browse for Location window opens.
Step 5:
Select the location at which you want to copy the folder.
Step 6:
Click OK.
From your Mirra After a Crash
To restore each backed up folder from your Mirra to a recovered or new computer,
Step 1:
Reinstall and set up the Mirra PC software either on your recovered
computer or on a new computer.
Step 2:
On your desktop, open the Backup & Restore screen.
A list of your pre-crash backed up folders is displayed.
Step 3:
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Step 4:
If your folder was password protected, enter your Access Password in the
Password Required window and click OK.
Step 5:
Select a location for the folder in the Browse for Folder window and click OK.
The folder is restored at the selected location.
Step 6:
Repeat Steps 3 through 5 until all your folders have been restore on your
new computer.
Step 7:
Select the restored folders for backup (see Selecting Folders for Backup).
Step 8:
Once you confirm that each folder has been completely restored and
backed up, delete the static copy from the Mirra to avoid confusion and
redundancy.
Stopping a Restore
To stop restoring a folder,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder being restored.
Step 2:
On the Restore Tasks menu, click Stop Restoring.
Saving a Folder
To save a folder,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder to be saved.
Step 2:
On the Restore Tasks menu, click Save as.
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The Browse for Location window opens:
Figure 5~20 Browse for Location Window
Step 3:
Select the location at which you want this folder saved.
Step 4:
Click OK.
The folder is saved at the selected location.
The new copy of a folder is not automatically backed up unless you have
saved it within another folder already selected for backup.
Step 5:
Select the saved version for backup.
Saving a File
To save a file,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder containing the file to be
saved.
Step 2:
In the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Open (you can also double-click the
folder).
You see a list of the files contained in the folder.
Step 3:
Select the file to be copied.
Step 4:
On the Restore Tasks menu, click Save as.
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The Save File As window opens:
Figure 5~21 Save File As Window
Step 5:
Rename the file if you wish and select the location at which you want it
saved.
Step 6:
Click Save.
The file is saved at the selected location.
The new copy of a file is not automatically backed up unless you have saved
it within a folder already selected for backup.
Step 7:
Select the saved version for backup.
Undeleting a File or Folder
Backed up files and folders that have been deleted are stored indefinitely on your
Mirra and remains on the Backup & Restore list as a grayed-out entry with a line
drawn through it. You can undelete a file or folder and restore it to its original
location.
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You cannot delete a file or folder from your
computer using the Mirra application. You must
make deletions in the original folder on your
computer.
To undelete a file or folder on your Personal Server,
To undelete a file or folder,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the file or folder to be undeleted.
Figure 5~22 Backup & Restore Screen
Step 2:
On the Restore Tasks menu, select Undelete file (or Undelete folder).
The file or folder is restored to its original location on your computer and
is no longer marked as deleted on your Backup & Restore screen.
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File/Folder Tasks
Opening a Folder in Mirra
To open a folder in the Mirra application and access the subfolders and files stored
in it,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder to be opened.
Step 2:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Open (you can also double-click the
folder).
A list of the subfolders and files contained in the folders is displayed.
Opening a Folder in Windows
Copies of a backed up folder reside on both your computer and your Personal
Server. If the Mirra application is open on your computer, you can use it to open the
folder on your computer so you can work on the files stored in it in their original
applications (i.e. a Word document opens in Microsoft Word™).
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder to be opened in Windows.
Step 2:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Open in Windows
You see the contents of the folder in Microsoft Windows:
Figure 5~23 Backed Up Folder Opened in Windows
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Opening a File in Windows
Copies of backed up files reside on both your computer and your Personal Server. If
the Mirra application is open on your computer, you can use it to open a file on your
computer so you can work on it in its original application (i.e. a Word document
opens in Microsoft Word™).
To open a file on your computer through the Mirra application and work on it in its
original application,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, double-click the folder containing the file.
Step 2:
Select the file.
Step 3:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Open in Windows.
The file opens in the application associated with it (i.e. an Excel file opens
in Excel).
Sharing a Folder
To share a backed up folder,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder.
Step 2:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Share.
The Share a Folder window opens.
See Using the Share a Folder Window for further instructions.
Viewing Previous Versions of a File
Mirra tracks any changes you make to the files in a backed up folder and saves the
eight most recent versions of each file.
To view previous versions of a file,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, double-click the folder that contains the
file.
Step 2:
Select the desired file.
Step 3:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click View version history (you can also
double-click the file).
You see the eight most recent versions of this file.
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Purging Files and Folders from your Personal Server
Purging Deleted Files from a Folder. Use the Purge feature to free up space on your
Personal Server by permanently erasing deleted files. You can purge all deleted files
from a folder at one time or you can purge them individually.
To purge all deleted files from a folder at one time,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder to be purged.
Step 2:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Purge deleted files from folder.
All previously deleted files are permanently removed from the folder and can
no longer be restored.
To purge a specific deleted file,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, double-click the folder containing the
deleted file.
You see a list of the files contained in the folder.
Step 2:
Select the deleted file to be purged.
Step 3:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Purge deleted file.
The deleted file is permanently removed from the folder and can no longer
be restored.
Purging Old Versions of Files from a Folder. Use the Purge feature to permanently
erase previous versions of current files. You can purge all previous versions of a file
from a folder at one time or you can purge them individually.
To purge all previous versions of all the files in a folder at one time,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the folder to be purged.
Step 2:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Purge old file versions from folder.
All previous versions of all the files in this folder are permanently removed
from the folder; only the most recent version of each file remains.
To purge all previous versions of a specific file from a folder,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, double-click the folder containing the file.
You see a list of the files contained in the folder.
Step 2:
Select the file for which you want to purge old versions.
Step 3:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Purge old versions of file.
All previous versions of this file are permanently removed from the folder;
only the most recent version remains.
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Version Tasks
Saving a Selected Version of a File
File versions are sorted in the order in which each version was created, with the
earliest version listed first. The date displayed for each version reflects the date
on which that version was modified according to your operating system’s time
stamp.
To save a version of a file,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the file to be saved.
Step 2:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click View version history (you can also
double-click the file).
You see the version history for this file:
Figure 5~24 Version Tasks Screen
Step 3:
Select the version of the file you want to save.
Step 4:
On the Version Tasks menu, click Save selected version as.
The Save selected files as window opens.
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Step 5:
Rename the file if you wish and select the location at which you want it
saved.
Step 6:
Click Save.
The file is saved at the selected location and now appears in both its
original and its new locations.
Restoring a Selected Version of a File
Since Mirra stores the eight most recent versions of each file, you can restore an
earlier version to your computer.
File versions are sorted in the order in which each version was created, with the
earliest version listed first. The date displayed for each version reflects the date
on which that version was modified according to your operating system’s time
stamp.
Note: Before you can restore a version of a deleted file, you must undelete it.
To restore an earlier version of a file,
Step 1:
On the Backup & Restore screen, select the file to be restored.
Step 2:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click View version history (you can also
double-click the file).
Step 3:
On the Version Tasks menu, click Restore selected version.
The selected version of the file is restored to its original location on your
computer.
Notes on Backing Up and Restoring Files and
Folders
• If you interrupt the backup of your files by turning off your computer or
disconnecting from your network, Mirra remembers where you left off and
picks up from there when you turn your computer back on or reconnect to
your network.
• Laptop users: Even when you disconnect your computer from the network,
the Mirra software continues to track changes and automatically
synchronizes the most recent version of each of your files to your Personal
Server when you reconnect to the network.
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• Mirra backs up files even when the Mirra application is not open on your
desktop.
• Mirra is not susceptible to Windows viruses, so if your computer is infected
by a virus, you can restore backed up, virus-free versions of files from your
Mirra.
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Chapter 6: Sharing Folders
Mirra’s Sharing feature allows you to share the files stored in backed up folders
both via the web at www.mirra.com and locally with other computers connected to
your Personal Server. You do this by granting people access to specified folders
stored on your Personal Server so they can view, download, edit, and save changes
to the files stored in them.
Using the Sharing Screen
The Sharing screen provides detailed information about folders you’re sharing with
others and folders others have shared with you via the local network:
• Name of the person and the computer that created the shared folder
• Folder Name
• Subfolder Name (if any)
• Synchronized Path if a folder has been sync’d
Note: Folders shared with you via the web do not appear on the Sharing screen since they can
be accessed only via the web.
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Figure 6~1 Sharing Screen
You can share backed up folders in two ways:
1. Via the web through a free, password-protected account at www.mirra.com.
2. Locally with any computer connected to your Personal Server.
Once you share a folder, any new files you add to that folder are automatically
shared as well.
Sharing via the Web
Setting Up an Address Book
Since Mirra uses people’s email addresses to notify them that you are sharing a
folder with them via the web, sharing is easier if you use a Mirra Address Book.
To create an Address Book,
Step 1:
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The Address Book screen opens:
Figure 6~2 Address Book Screen
Step 2:
On the Address Book Tasks menu, select Add.
The Address Entry window opens:
Figure 6~3 Address Entry
Step 3:
Enter a name and email address to add to your address book.
Step 4:
Click OK.
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The name and email address are displayed on the Address Book screen:
Figure 6~4 Address Book Screen
Address Book Tasks
Adding an Address
Step 1:
On the Address Book screen, click Add.
The Address Entry window opens:
Figure 6~5 Address Entry
Step 2:
Enter a name and email address.
Step 3:
Click OK.
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Editing an Address
Step 1:
On the Address Book screen, select the address to be edited.
Step 2:
On the Address Book Tasks menu, click Edit (you can also double-click the
address).
The Address Entry window for this person opens:
Figure 6~6 Edit Address
Step 3:
Make your changes.
Step 4:
Click OK.
Deleting an Address
Step 1:
On the Address Book screen, select the address to be removed.
Step 2:
On the Address Book Tasks menu, click Delete.
The name and address disappear from the Address Book screen.
Sharing a Folder with an Address
Step 1:
On the Address Book screen, select the address(es) to be shared with.
To choose more than one address at a time, press Ctrl and select the
desired addresses.
Step 2:
On the Address Book Tasks menu, click Share with.
The Share a Folder window opens.
See Using the Share a Folder Window for further instructions.
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Sharing via the Local Network
When you share a folder with others connected to your Mirra, they can access the
folder directly from your Mirra and download the files stored in it to their
computers. They don’t need to create a Web Account at www. mirra.com.
Using the Share a Folder Window
You use the Share via the Web window to select the folder to be shared, identify the
people with whom to share it, regulate how the shared folder may be used, and send
an email message to the people with whom you’re sharing:
Figure 6~7 Share a Folder Window
Opening the Share a Folder Window
There are four ways to open the Share a Folder window:
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From the Address Book screen.
2.
From the Sharing screen.
3.
From the Backup & Restore screen.
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4.
From your Windows PC desktop or Windows Explorer.
From the Address Book Screen
If you use the Address Book screen to select people for a web share, the addresses
of the people with whom you are sharing are automatically entered for you in the
Share a Folder window.
To open the Share a Folder window from the Address Book screen,
Step 1:
Click the Address Book tab.
The Address Book screen opens:
Figure 6~8 Address Book Screen
Step 2:
Select a person with whom to share a folder on the web. To share with more
than one person, hold down Ctrl and select as many names as you wish.
Step 3:
In the Address Book Tasks menu, click Share with.
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The Share a Folder window opens with the recipients’ email addresses
already entered:
Figure 6~9 Share a Folder Window
From the Sharing Screen
To open the Share a Folder window from the Sharing screen,
Step 1:
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The Sharing screen opens:
Figure 6~10 Sharing Screen - No Shares
Sharing Screen - Populated
If you have not yet shared any folders, the Sharing screen is empty. If you
have previously shared folders or have had folders shared with you, they’re
listed here.
Step 2:
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The Share a Folder window opens:
Figure 6~11 Share a Folder Window
From the Backup & Restore Screen
When you use the Backup & Restore screen to open the Share a Folder window, the
name of the folder you’re sharing is entered for you.
To open the Share a Folder window from the Backup & Restore screen,
Step 1:
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The Backup & Restore screen opens:
Figure 6~12 Backup & Restore Screen
Step 2:
Select a backed up folder to share.
Step 3:
On the File/Folder Tasks menu, click Share.
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The Share a Folder window opens with the name of the folder to share
already entered:
Figure 6~13 Share a Folder Window
From your Windows PC Desktop or Windows Explorer
When you open the Share a Folder window from your Windows desktop or Windows
Explorer, the name of the folder you’re sharing is entered for you.
To open the Share a Folder window from your Windows desktop or Windows Explorer,
Step 1:
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The Windows dropdown menu opens:
Figure 6~14 Windows Dropdown Menu
Step 2:
From the dropdown menu, select Share using Mirra Server.
If the folder has not yet been backed up, Share
using Mirra Server does not appear on the menu.
You can use the Add to Mirra Backups menu
option to select the folder for backup. Once you’ve
completed the backup process, right-click the
folder again and share it. See Selecting Folders for
Backup on your Windows Desktop.
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The Share a Folder window opens with the name of the folder to share
already entered:
Figure 6~15 Share a Folder Window
Selecting a Folder to Share
If you’ve opened the Share a Folder window from the Backup & Restore screen or by
right-clicking the folder on your computer, the name of the folder to be shared is
already displayed in the Folder to share field.
If you’ve opened the window from any other Mirra screen, you must browse to the
folder and select it.:
Step 1:
Click Browse next to Folder to share:
Figure 6~16 Folder to Share
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The Browse for Folder window opens:
Figure 6~17 Browse for Folder Window
Listed are all the folders backed up on your Personal Server as well as
folders you’re already sharing.
Step 2:
Select the folder to be shared and click OK.
The name of the selected folder is displayed in the Folder to share field.
Selecting Share Recipients
By Email Address
You can share a folder via the web at www.mirra.com. The people you share with are
notified by email and are provided with a link to the Mirra web site, where they set
up a free Mirra Web Account that provides them access to your folder.
If you’ve opened the Share a Folder window from the Address Book screen, the email
addresses of your share recipients are already displayed in the By email address
field. If you’ve opened the window from any other Mirra screen or by right-clicking a
backed up folder, you must enter the recipients’ email addresses now.
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To select recipients to share with via the web,
• Click Select from Address Book to
enter recipients from your address
book.
— OR —
• Select <Click here to enter an email
address> and type an email address; repeat until you’ve added all the
addresses you wish.
On the Local Network
You can share a folder with other computers connected to your Mirra. The Share a
Folder window lists all the computers connected to your Mirra and the users on
each computer.
To select local recipients,
• Identify local recipients from the list
displayed beneath On local network.
—To share with all users on a computer,
select the computer.
—To share with specific users on a
computer, display the list of users and
select those you wish to share with.
Setting Folder Permissions
Use the Allow recipients to area of the Share a Folder window to set the
permissions for the folder you’re sharing.
Figure 6~18 Permissions for Shared Folders
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• Write to folder. Recipients may add files to the folder, delete files from the
folder, or edit files contained in the folder and save the edited version. (You
should be aware that the uploaded version will overwrite the version currently
in the folder.)
• Download images from the web. Recipients may download full-size versions of
images being shared in this folder.
If you don’t give the people with whom you’re sharing this folder permission to download full-size
images, they won’t be able to download the folder
or any folders contained within it, even if none of
the folders contains images.
Notifying Share Recipients
Shares via the Web
Mirra sends people with whom you’re sharing a folder via the web an email with a link
to the Mirra web site. You can change the default message in that email:
Figure 6~19 Message to Recipients of Shares via the Web
• Leave the default message as it is or replace it with your own message.
Shares via the Local Network
People with whom you share a folder on the local network do not receive an email
notifying them of a share. Once a folder has been shared via the local network, it
can be accessed on the Share screen on the local computer. It’s not necessary for
local users to go to the Mirra web site to access shared folders.
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Completing the Share
Step 1:
Review the information you’ve provided in the Share a Folder window.
Step 2:
Click OK to complete the folder share.
The people with whom you’re sharing a folder via the web receive an email
containing your message and a link to the Mirra web site, where they can
create a free Mirra Web Account and open your shared folder:
Figure 6~20 Share a Folder Email
On your desktop, an alert on the Status screen and a popup message in the
System Tray both confirm that your folder has been shared.
Synchronizing Folders
Once someone connected to your Personal Server has shared a folder with you, the
Synchronize feature allows you to keep a synchronized copy of the folder on your
own computer. Synchronizing a folder establishes a link between the copy on your
computer and the copy stored on the Personal Server. If this folder has been
shared with other computers connected to your Personal Server and they have
also established a link to it, all copies are kept synchronized through the Personal
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Server. This allows people to work on the same folder, each on his or her own
computer.
For example, suppose that Computers 1, 2, and 3 are all synchronized to Folder A
on a Personal Server. Changes made on Computer 1 to a file in that folder are
automatically reflected in the copy of that file on the Personal Server and then, in
turn, in the copy on Computers 2 and 3.
Synchronizing Versions
Mirra saves up to eight versions of a file to protect against permanent loss of
data. However, Mirra does not provide version control. It creates versions on a
first-come-first-served basis and orders them according to when they were backed
up and not when they were actually edited. So when two or more people are working
concurrently on a file in a synchronized folder, the copy most recently backed up to
the Mirra appears as the most recent version even if it doesn’t contain the most
recent edits.
It’s possible (but unlikely) that the copy of the file on your computer containing your
more recent edits may be overwritten by another person's edits. As a result,
changes you made to the file may exist only in a previous version of the file no longer
present on your computer, but still residing on the Mirra. Since Mirra saves up to
eight versions of a synchronized file, you can retrieve an overwritten version.
Working with Synchronized Folders
Once a folder has been synchronized with other computers, the treatment of the
copy of the folder on any of the synchronized computers affects the copies residing
on everyone’s computers:
• If a synchronized folder is deleted, its name is changed, or it’s moved to
another location on any computer synchronizing the folder, the files
contained in that folder disappear from the Mirra and from the others’
computers. However, the folder itself (now empty) remains on the other
computers. If anyone now adds files or folders to that sync’d folder, they
appear on everyone’s computers.
• If a folder containing sub-folders is created on computer A, shared and
synchronized on computer B, and then deleted on computer B, the folder still
resides on computer A and contains the original sub-folders, but they’re now
empty. If a file is added to the folder on computer A, the folder is re-created
on computer B and contains the new file but no sub-folders.
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To synchronize a folder that’s been shared with you,
Step 1:
On the Sharing screen, select the folder.
Step 2:
On the Sharing Tasks menu, select Synchronize to this computer.
A Synchronize to this Computer window explains what happens when you
synchronize a folder to your computer:
Figure 6~21 Synchronize to this Computer
Step 3:
Click OK.
The Browse for Location window opens:
Figure 6~22 Browse for Location
Step 4:
Select the location on your computer at which you want to place the
synchronized folder and click OK.
The folder appears at the selected location on your computer.
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Stopping Synchronization
If you no longer want the changes you make to your copy of a folder to be reflected
in the copy backed up on the Personal Server, you must stop the synchronization
to break the link between the folder on your computer and the folder on the
Personal Server.
If you were the creator of the folder, then when you stop synchronizing, you are also
removing that folder from your backup. However, other people who have
synchronized to your folder can continue to access it on their computers. If all the
people who have synchronized to a folder subsequently stop synchronizing, the
folder then disappears from the Personal Server.
To stop a synchronization,
Step 1:
On the Sharing screen, select the folder.
Step 2:
On the Sharing Tasks menu, select Stop synchronization.
The folder on your computer is no longer linked to the copy stored on the
Personal Server and is no longer backed up. However, the copy on your
computer still exists and is accessible to you unless you choose to delete
it from your computer.
If you want to back up a folder after you stop synchronizing it, you must select it
again for backup.
Managing Shared Folders
Sharing Tasks
Sharing a Folder
To share a folder,
Step 1:
On the Sharing Tasks menu, click New share.
The Share a Folder window opens.
Step 2:
Select the folder to be shared, the recipients, and the folder permissions.
Step 3:
Click OK.
See Using the Share a Folder Window for detailed instructions.
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Opening a Shared Folder
To access a file stored in a shared folder,
Step 1:
On the Sharing screen, select a shared folder.
Step 2:
On the Sharing Tasks menu, click Open (you can also double-click the
folder).
The files stored in the folder are listed.
Step 3:
Manage those files as you would any backed up file.
Stopping a Share
To stop sharing a folder,
Step 1:
On the Sharing screen, select the desired folder.
Step 2:
On the Shared Folders Tasks menu, click Stop sharing folder.
The Stop Sharing confirmation window opens:
Figure 6~23 Stop Sharing Confirmation
Step 3:
Click Yes.
Step 4:
The folder is removed from the list on the Sharing screen and can no longer
be accessed by anyone with whom you previously shared it.
Synchronizing Folders
To synchronize a folder that’s been shared with you,
Step 1:
On the Sharing screen, select the folder.
Step 2:
On the Sharing Tasks menu, select Synchronize to this computer.
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A Synchronize to this Computer window explains what happens when you
synchronize a folder to your computer:
Figure 6~24 Synchronize to this Computer
Step 3:
Click OK.
The Browse for Location window opens:
Step 4:
Select the location on your computer at which you want to place the
synchronized folder.
Step 5:
Click OK.
The folder appears at the selected location on your computer.
Stopping Synchronization
To stop a synchronization,
Step 1:
On the Sharing screen, select the folder.
Step 2:
On the Sharing Tasks menu, select Stop synchronization.
The folder on your computer is no longer linked to the copy stored on the
Personal Server and is no longer backed up.
Changing Folder Shares
To add or remove people from the list of Share recipients or change the permissions
you assigned to a folder,
Step 1:
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The Share a Folder window opens:
Figure 6~25 Share a Folder Window
Displayed are the people with whom this folder is being shared and the
permissions you’ve set for this folder.
Step 2:
To remove a name from the list of recipients to share with, click the box
preceding the name to deselect it.
A popup window confirms the removal of this recipient:
Figure 6~26 Remove Recipient Confirmation
Step 3:
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your Address Book, enter it in the field beneath By email address, or select
it from the list beneath On local network. (See Selecting Recipients to
Share With for complete instructions.)
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Step 4:
If you’ve added a recipient by email address, you can edit the Message to
recipients.
People added to your Recipients list (and only those people) receive a Share
notification email. If you have removed people from your Share list, they can
no longer access the folder.
Step 5:
Make the desired changes to the list of permissions below Allow recipients
to.
Step 6:
Click OK.
Saving a Folder
To save a folder,
Step 1:
On the Sharing screen, select the folder to be saved.
Step 2:
On the Sharing Tasks menu, click Save as.
The Browse for Location window opens:
Figure 6~27 Browse for Location Window
Step 3:
Select the location at which you want this folder saved.
Step 4:
Click OK.
The folder is saved at the selected location.
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The new copy of a folder is not automatically backed up unless you have
saved it within another folder already selected for backup.
Step 5:
Select the saved version for backup.
Saving a File
To save a file,
Step 1:
On the Sharing screen, select the folder containing the file to be saved.
Step 2:
In the Sharing Tasks menu, click Open (you can also double-click the folder).
You see a list of the files contained in the folder.
Step 3:
Select the file to be saved.
Step 4:
On the Restore Tasks menu, click Save as.
The Save File As window opens:
Figure 6~28 Save File As Window
Step 5:
Rename the file if you wish and select the location at which you want it
saved.
Step 6:
Click Save.
The file is saved at the selected location.
The new copy of a file is not automatically backed up unless you have saved
it within a folder already selected for backup.
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Step 7:
Select the saved version for backup.
Notes on Sharing Folders
• You can share entire folders or you can share subfolders.
• Once you share a folder, any new files you add to it are automatically shared as well.
Even if you turn off your computer and take it off the network, your Personal Server
continues to share those photos and files over your broadband connection.
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Chapter 7: Setting Up Web Access
Once you’ve created a Mirra Web Account and have enabled your backed up folders
for web access, you can view, download, edit, and upload the files stored in them
from any computer connected to the Internet by signing in at www.mirra.com.
Creating a Mirra Web Account
You must create a free Mirra Web Account at www.mirra.com before you can use
the Web Access feature. If you did not create a Web Account during the software
setup process, this is reflected in the Web Account Information area of the Web
Access screen:
Figure 7~1 Web Access Screen - No Mirra Web Account
To create a Mirra Web Account,
Step 1:
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The Web Access screen opens.
Step 2:
In the Web Account Information area of the screen, click Change/Create
next to Account.
The Create a Mirra Web Account window opens:
Figure 7~2 Create a Mirra Web Account
Step 3:
Enter your email address and click OK.
Step 4:
Check your email. Usually after a few minutes, you receive a message from
Mirra resembling the message shown below with a link to the Mirra web site:
Figure 7~3 Create Your Mirra Account Email
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If you don’t receive an email, check your Spam
folder to be sure your Mirra email has not
mistakenly been identified as spam. If the email
isn’t there, contact Mirra Technical Support at
http://support. mirra.com.
Step 5:
Click the link in your email.
You’re taken to the Create Account page on the Mirra web site, where your
email address is already entered:
Figure 7~4 Web Site Create Account Page
Step 6:
Enter a name and enter and confirm a password of your choosing.
Step 7:
Click Create Account.
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The Mirra Thank You page opens:
Figure 7~5 Thank You Page
Enabling Folders for Web Access
When you created your Mirra Web Account, the Web Access Enabled window offered
you a choice between automatically and manually enabling folders for web access:
Figure 7~6 Web Access Enabled Window
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You can change this setting on the Web Access screen:
Figure 7~7 Web Access Screen
Step 1:
On the Web Access Tasks menu, click Preferences.
Step 2:
On the dropdown menu, select Auto-enable web access for new backups or
Disable web access for new backups.
Web Access Tasks
Enabling a Folder for Web Access
To enable a folder currently disabled for web access,
Step 1:
On the Web Access screen, select the folder to be enabled.
Step 2:
On the Web Access Tasks menu, select Enable folder.
Enabled appears in the Web Access column next to the selected folder.
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Disabling a Folder for Web Access
To disable a folder currently enabled for web access,
Step 1:
On the Web Access screen, select the folder to be disabled.
Step 2:
On the Web Access Tasks menu, select Disable folder.
Disabled appears in the Web Access column next to the selected folder.
Enabling All Folders for Web Access
To enable all folders not currently enabled for web access,
• On the Web Access Tasks menu, click Enable all.
Enabled appears in the Web Access column next to each folder.
Disabling All Folders for Web Access
To disable all folders currently enabled for web access,
• On the Web Access Tasks menu, click Disable all.
Disabled appears in the Web Access column next to each folder.
Setting Web Access Preferences
To automatically enable or disable folders for web access at the time they’re
selected for backup.
Step 1:
On the Web Access Tasks menu, click Preferences.
Step 2:
On the dropdown menu, select Auto-enable web access for new backups or
Disable web access for new backups.
Notes on Accessing Files via the Web
• Files can be accessed via the web even if your computer is turned off as long as
your Personal Server is on.
• Files downloaded to a remote computer now reside on that computer. If you don’t
want the files to remain on that computer (for example, if you’re using a public
computer at an Internet cafe), be sure to delete the downloaded files and empty
the Recycle Bin before you log off the computer.
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• If there’s a poor connection, it may take several seconds for the remote
computer to connect to your Personal Server.
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Chapter 8: Reading the Activity Log
The Activity Log tracks activity as it occurs on your Personal Server and displays
the 100 most recent actions performed by the Personal Server as you work. These
actions relate to the features provided by Mirra:
• The addition or removal of files from backup, sharing, or web access
• Changes to backed up or shared files and folders
• Mirra file syncs
• Mirra file scans
• File uploads and downloads
• Folder restores
• Undeletes
Actions documented in the Activity Log are reflected in the Status Bar.
To view your Activity Log,
• Click the Activity Log tab.
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The Activity Log opens:
Figure 8~1 Activity Log
Listed are the 100 most recent events logged by Mirra, with the activity,
status, file path, date, and time of each event.
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Chapter 9: Managing Your Mirra
Checking the Backup Status of all Computers
To review the status of all computers connected to your Personal Server,
Step 1:
Sign in at the Mirra web site at www.mirra.com.
You see the Mirra Backups page:
Figure 9~1 Mirra Web Site
Step 2:
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The Mirra Details page displays the current status of all computers backed
up to your Personal Server:
Figure 9~2 Mirra Details
Turning Off your Personal Server
Since your Personal Server continuously backs up your computer and must be
turned on in order for you to access folders remotely, you should leave it on all the
time. However, if you need to move your Personal Server, you must first turn it off.
To turn off your Mirra,
Step 1:
Press the power button on the front panel quickly once and release it. DO
NOT HOLD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON.
The amber status light to the left of the power button blinks while your
Personal Server is shutting down. This takes approximately 30 to 60
seconds. When both LED lights have turned off, it’s safe to proceed.
Step 2:
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You must wait until your Personal Server is completely shut down before
disconnecting power. If you disconnect power while it’s running or while it’s in the
process of shutting down, your backed up files can become corrupted. Wait until
both lights beside the power button are off before disconnecting power.
If you hold down the power button for longer than four seconds or pull out the power
plug before you shut down the Personal Server, the next time you launch the Mirra
software, you see a popup warning in the System Tray:
Figure 9~3 Improper Shutdown Warning
Returning to Factory Defaults
Caution: Read the follows instructions carefully before you begin your factory
reset.
To erase the contents of your Personal Server and return all settings to the
factory defaults,
Step 1:
If possible, use your Mirra desktop application to remove all backups from
your Personal Server.
Step 2:
Use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall the Mirra PC software from your
computer.
Step 3:
Press the power button in the following sequence while your Personal Server
is running:
Press the power button three (3) times in quick succession.
Although a beep follows each button press, the beeps usually occur more
slowly than the button presses. Do not slow down your button presses to
wait for the beeps. Press the button rapidly 3 times.
(b) After you’ve pressed the button for the third time, wait 10 to 15 seconds
until the Personal Server beeps quickly 3 times in succession and the
amber light flashes 3 times.
(a)
(c)
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When the amber light shines steadily and the startup tone sounds, your
Personal Server settings have been returned to the factory defaults.
Note: If you make a mistake at any point in this sequence, simply wait two minutes and begin
again.
Changing a Mirra Account
To change the Web Account associated with your Personal Server,
Step 1:
In the Web Account Information area of the Web Access screen, click
Change/Create Account:
Figure 9~4 Change/Create Account
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The Create a Mirra Web Account window opens.
Figure 9~5 Create a Mirra Web Account Window
Step 2:
Enter the email address of the new account and click OK.
Shortly you’ll receive a confirmation email and an opportunity to verify or
create your password for the new account.
Troubleshooting
If you encounter problems while setting up or using your Personal Server, read
through this Manual for possible solutions. In addition, check the Mirra web site for
help at http://www.mirra.com/support/.
Technical Support
Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.mirra.com/
support/index.html before contacting Mirra Technical Support. You can also
access our Mirra Help & Tech Support web page by selecting Help>Online Help in
the Mirra application on your desktop.
Telephone Support
Telephone support is available free of charge for the initial setup of your newly
purchased Personal Server. Click the Support tab at www.mirra.com for phone
numbers and hours of operation. Have the serial number of your Mirra and your
license key ready.
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Online Support
Once you’ve completed your initial setup, you can receive additional Technical
Support on line by submitting an Online Case Form at http://www.mirra.com/
support/submit_case.html.
MirraGuard Data Guarantee
If one of your computer hard drives fails, all data backed up on your Mirra Sync and
Share Personal Server will be restored. Seagate will assist you in the restoration
and, if necessary, Seagate’s Data Recovery Service will commit up to $1,000 to
recover and restore your data. Details can be found on line at www.seagate.com.
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Index
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.NET Framework 1.1 SP1 11
A
Access Password 27, 70, 72
Access Password for a password-protected folder from another computer or user 70
Accessing Backed Up Folders on the Web
Creating a Mirra Web Account 117
Enabling Folders for Web Access 120
Web Access Tasks 121
Accessing Backups from Other Computers Connected to Your Mirra 69
Accessing the Mirra Screens 54
Activity Log 68, 124
Address Book 91
Address Book Tasks
Adding an Address 93
Deleting an Address 94
Editing an Address 94
Sharing a Folder with an Address 94
Adjusting Network Settings 44
Quick Setup 45
Administrator Privileges 8
Advanced Network Settings 46
Manual Addressing 46
Alert Tasks
Disabling Popups for this Type of Alert 59
Dismissing All Alerts 58
Dismissing an Alert 58
Enabling Popups for this Type of Alert 59
Viewing Alert Details 59
Alerts 55
Auto-enabling Web Access for New Backups 121, 122
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Backing Up a New Folder 78
Backing Up and Restoring Folders 60
Backup Status 66
Selecting Folders for Backup 61
Backing Up your My Documents Folder 61
Backup & Restore Tasks
Restoring a Folder to this Computer 79
Backup Status 126
Backup Tasks
Backing Up a New Folder 78
Removing a Folder from Backup 78
Selecting a Recommended Backup 78
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Changing a Mirra Account 129
Changing Folder Shares 113
Changing Web Access Preferences
Auto-enabling Web Access for New Backups 121, 122
Disabling Web Access for New Backups 121, 122
Changing Your Email Address 39
Checking Backup Status on your Computer 66
Activity Log 68
Verifying a Backup 66
Components 1
Configuring a Mirra Name 56
Configuring a Mirra Name or Advanced Network Settings 56
Configuring Advanced Network Settings 56
Connecting Screen 24
Connecting the Components 3
Connecting your Mirra to a Power Source 5
Connecting your Mirra to your Computer 3
Connecting your Mirra to your Computer
Setting Up a Single Computer 4
Setting Up Multiple Computers 4
Copying a File from Another Computer 74
Copying a Folder from Another Computer 72
Copying Files and Folders from Another Computer Connected to Your Mirra 71
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Copying a File from Another Computer 74
Copying a Folder from Another Computer 72
Create Your Mirra Account Email 34
Creating a Mirra Web Account 117
Creating a Web Account
If you don’t receive an email 34, 49
D
Disabling Popups for this Type of Alert 59
Disabling Web Access for New Backups 121, 122
Discovery Screen 32
E
Enabling Folders for Web Access 120
Enabling Popups for this Type of Alert 59
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Factory Defaults 128
File System Requirement 2
File/Folder Tasks
Opening a File in Windows 85
Opening a Folder 84
Opening a Folder in Windows 84
Purging Files and Folders 86
Sharing a Folder 85
Viewing Previous Versions of a File 85
Files Mirra Does Not Back Up 60
Firewall 20
XP Firewall (IFC) 20
ZoneAlarm Firewall 21
Folder Permissions 105
Folder-naming Issues 61
Changing a Folder Name 61
Giving a File the same name as a Deleted Folder 61
Folders Recommended for Backup 62
Free Disk Space 55
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Installing the Mirra PC Software 7
Choose Destination Location 13
Disk Space Requirements 12
Mirra License Agreement 11
Internet Sharing Configuration Window 21
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License Key Verified 24
Local Network
Stopping Synchronization 110, 113
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Managing and Restoring Backed Up Files and Folders 78
Backup Tasks 78
File/Folder Tasks 84
Notes 88
Restore Tasks 79
Version Tasks 87
Managing Shared Folders
Sharing Tasks 111
Managing Your Personal Server 126
Changing a Mirra Account 129
Checking Backup Status of all Computers 126
Technical Support 130
Troubleshooting 130
Turning Off your Personal Server 127
Managing your Personal Server 37
Turning Off the File and Folder Icons 38
Using the Mirra Icons 37
File and Folder Icons 38
Manual Addressing 46
Microsoft™ .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 11
Mirra Control Moved 53
Mirra Desktop Icon 17
Mirra Screens
Activity Log 125
Address Book 96
Backup & Restore 100
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License Key 23
Mirra Connecting 24
Share a Folder Window 95
Sharing Screen 90
Status Screen with No Alerts 56
Web Access 121
Mirra Setup Wizard
Creating a Mirra Web Account 28
Folders Recommended for Backup 29
Naming Your Personal Server 26
Setting an Access Password 27
Mirra Specifications 2
Mirra System Tray Icon 19
Mirra Tasks 56
Configuring a Mirra Name or Advanced Network Settings 56
Setting/Changing an Access Password 57
Mirra Web Site
"Create Account" Page 35
MirraGuard Data Guarantee 131
Multiple Computers with One Mirra 53
Multiple Users on One Computer 46
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Naming Your Personal Server 26
Naming your Personal Server 43
Configure 43
Quick Setup 44
Network Requirements 2
Notes on Backing Up and Restoring Files and Folders 88
Notes on Sharing Folders 116
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Opening a File in Windows 85
Opening a Folder in Windows 84
Opening Backups from your Desktop or Windows Explorer 67
Opening the Share a Folder Window
From the Address Book Screen 96
From the Backup and Restore Screen 99
From the Sharing Screen 97
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From your Windows PC Desktop or Windows Explorer 101
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Personalizing your Personal Server 39
Adjusting Network Settings 44
Advanced Network Settings for Manual Addressing 46
Changing Your Email Address 39
Naming your Personal Server 43
Setting Up Multiple Computers with One Mirra 53
Setting Up Multiple Users on One Computer 46
Using Mirra with Windows XP Fast User Switching 52
Product Registration 31
Purging Files and Folders 86
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Reading the Activity Log 124
Reading the Status Screen
Alert Tasks 58
Recommended Backups 29
Removing a Folder from Backup 78
Restore Tasks
Saving a File 81, 115
Saving a Folder 80
Stopping a Restore 80
Undeleting a File or Folder 82
Restoring a Folder
From Another Computer Connected to your Mirra
79
From your Mirra After a Crash
79
Restoring Folders After a Crash 75
Returning to Factory Defaults 128
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Saving a File 81, 115
Selecting a Recommended Backup 78
Selecting Folders for Backup
From the Backup Tasks Menu 64
From your Desktop or Windows Explorer 65
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Selecting Share Recipients 104
Sharing via Email 104
Sharing via the Local Network 105
Server - Computer Synchronization 55
Setting an Access Password 27
Setting Up an Address Book for Web Sharing
Address Book Tasks 93
Setting Up Multiple Computers with One Mirra 53
Setting Up Multiple Users on One Computer 46
Setting Up the Mirra PC Software 23
Creating a New Web Account 33
Mirra Setup Wizard 25
Setting Up Web Access 117
Setting Up your Mirra
Configuring your Firewall 20
Installing the Mirra PC Software 7
Setting Up your Personal Server 7
Setting/Changing an Access Password 57
Setup Wizard 25
Share a Folder Window 95
Notifying Share Recipients 106
Via the Local Network 106
Opening the Share a Folder Window 95
Selecting a Folder to Share 103
Selecting Share Recipients 104
Setting Folder Permissions 105
Sharing 111
Sharing Folders 90
Managing Shared Folders 111
Setting Up an Address Book 91
Share a Folder Window 95
Sharing via the Local Network 95
Sharing via the Web 91
Using the Sharing Screen 90
Sharing Tasks
Changing Folder Shares 113
Opening a Shared Folder 111
Saving a Folder 114
Sharing a Folder 111
Stopping a Share 111
Stopping Synchronization 113
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Synchronizing Folders 112
Sharing via the Web
Notifying Web Share Recipients 106
Status Bar 54, 66
Status Bar Detached 54
Status Screen with Alerts 55
Status Screen with No Alerts 56
Stopping Synchronization 110
Synchronizing Folders 107
Stopping Synchronization 110
Synchronizing Versions 108
Working with Synchronized Folders 108
Synchronizing Versions 108
System Requirements 1
File System Requirement 2
System Tray Icon 37
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Task Menu Items
Adding an Address 93
Backing Up a New Folder 78
Changing Folder Shares 113
Changing Web Access Preferences 122
Configuring a Mirra Name or Advanced Network Settings 56
Deleting an Address 94
Disabling a Folder for Web Access 122
Disabling All Folders for Web Access 122
Disabling Popups for this Type of Alert 59
Dismissing All Alerts 58
Dismissing an Alert 58
Editing an Address 94
Enabling a Folder for Web Access 121
Enabling All Folders for Web Access 122
Enabling Popups for this Type of Alert 59
Opening a File in Windows 85
Opening a Folder 84
Opening a Folder in Windows 84
Opening a Shared Folder 111
Purging Files and Folders from your Personal Server 86
Removing a Folder from Backup 78
Restoring a Selected Version of a File 88
Saving a File 81, 115
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Saving a Folder 80, 114
Saving a Selected Version of a File 87
Selecting a Recommended Backup 78
Setting/Changing an Access Password 57
Sharing a Folder 85, 111
Sharing a Folder with an Address 94
Stopping a Share 111
Stopping Synchronization 110, 113
Undeleting a File or Folder 82
Viewing Alert Details 59
Viewing Previous Versions of a File 85
Task Menus
Address Book Tasks 93
Alert Tasks 58
Backup Tasks 64, 78
File/Folder Tasks 84
Mirra Tasks 56
Restore Tasks 79
Sharing Tasks 111
Version Tasks 87
Web Access Tasks 121
Technical Support 130
Online Support 131
Telephone Support 130
Troubleshooting 130
Turning Off the File and Folder Icons 38, 67
Turning Off your Personal Server 127
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Undeleting a File or Folder 82
Upgrading 19
Upgrading the Mirra PC Software 7
Using a Router 3
Using Mirra with Windows XP Fast User Switching 52
Using the Share a Folder Window 95
Using the Status Bar 54
Using the Status Screen 55
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Version Tasks
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Restoring a Selected Version of a File 88
Saving a Selected Version of a File 87
View version history 85
Viewing Alert Details 59
Viewing Previous Versions of a File 85
View version history 85
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Web Access Enabled 36
Web Access Screen - No Web Account 48
Web Access Tasks
Auto-enabling Web Access for New Backups 121, 122
Changing Web Access Preferences 122
Disabling a Folder for Web Access 122
Disabling All Folders for Web Access 122
Disabling Web Access for New Backups 121, 122
Enabling a Folder for Web Access 121
Enabling All Folders for Web Access 122
Windows XP Fast User Switching 52
Working with Synchronized Folders 108
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XP Firewall (Internet Connection Firewall) 20
XP Firewall Detected 21
Z
ZoneAlarm Firewall 21
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