Backup drive

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The MusicBox backup drive allows you to protect your music by backing it up to an external hard drive.

The current 1 TB (1000 GB) drive is based on a standard external hard drive, modified by Living Control to automatically backup and restore media when connected to a MusicBox.

The older (silver) drive has a capacity of 500 GB. This may not be sufficient for the latest MusicBoxes.

Connecting

Latest 1TB mini drive (black)

This has only one socket on it as shown below measures about 110 mm by 75mm
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Connect the drive to either of the USB sockets on your MusicBox using the cable supplied. The light should flash. Wait until the light stops flashing. The drive is now connected. Two additional items, 'Backup, and 'Restore' will now appear in the 'Management' menu. These are described below.

1TB (black)

This has two sockets (USB and power) as shown below and measures about 179 mm by 114 mm.
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Plug in the backup drive power supply and plug the lead into the socket on the backup drive and connect the drive to either of the USB sockets on your MusicBox using the cable supplied. The light should flash. Wait until the light stops flashing. The drive is now connected. Two additional items, 'Backup, and 'Restore' will now appear in the 'Management' menu. These are described below.

Old 500GB drive (silver)

Plug in the backup drive power supply and plug the lead into the socket on the backup drive. Switch on the drive and connect it to either of the USB sockets on your MusicBox using the cable supplied. The light should flash. Wait until the light stops flashing. The drive is now connected. Two additional items, 'Backup, and 'Restore' will now appear in the 'Management' menu. These are described below.

Backing up

Press 'menu' on the front panel of the MusicBox and then press the down arrow to get to 'Management'. Press 'OK' to select this option. Select 'Backup'. You then have three options as shown below.

Erase devices

This lets you completely erase the backup drive. Only use this option if you want to clear the backup drive for a new full backup.

Type

Press OK to switch between an incremental and full backup.

Full

A full backup copies all your music to the backup drive; this may take a considerable time if you have a lot of music. You may need to erase the drive first, using the 'Erase devices' function to make room on the drive.

You should normally only need to do a full backup once when you first get your drive. You may need to repeat a full backup if the music on the backup drive music becomes corrupted.

If you do not erase the backup drive and there is sufficient space on the backup drive it is possible to save more than one full backup. The new full backups will be saved as different volumes on your backup drive and can be restored individually.

Incremental

An incremental backup copies only the music that has been added to your MuscBox since your last backup. This is the option you should use most of the time.

Run Backup

This starts the backup process. This may take from a few minutes to several hours depending on the volume of music to be backed up. Do not switch off either unit or disconnect the USB lead during the backup process.

Restoring your music

If the media on your MusicBox becomes corrupted or erased you will need to restore the media from your backup drive. Note that you can only restore media to the same MusicBox from which it originally came. You cannot use the backup drive for the bulk transfer of music.

Press 'menu' on the front panel of the MusicBox and then press the 'down arrow' to get to 'Management'. Press 'OK' to select this option. Select 'Restore'. You will then have two options as shown below'.

Select volumes

Normally there will only be one volume to restore.

If you have made more than one full backup without erasing the backup drive there will be more than one volume, identified by date, on the drive. Select the volumes that you wish to restore.

Run Restore

Select this option to start the restore process.

Motherboard change

If your MusicBox has been repaired, and a new motherboard has been fitted, you may need to enter a special code, which must be obtained from Living Control. You will need to call us when you are doing the retore and we will give you the code.

Backup drive storage

For maximum security of your music it is recommended that the backup drive is not left connected to the Music box or to the mains power supply as this means that some conditions, such as mains surge caused by a lightning strike, could corrupt the media on both drives.

Disconnect the backup drive completely and keep it in a safe place away from strong magnetic fields.