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Newer versions of the LaCie BOSS app include the clone feature. You can review step-by-step instructions and clone details in Settings > Clone Rugged BOSS SSD.
The clone feature provides a simple way to back up content stored on your Rugged BOSS SSD. A clone is ideal if the space on Rugged BOSS SSD is running low or you prefer to keep your media on several storage devices for protection. The first time it is run, a clone backs up all files stored on Rugged BOSS SSD to another storage device. Subsequent clones to the same storage device only back up new files added to Rugged BOSS SSD. Connecting a different storage device for cloning will initiate a full backup.
Cloning Rugged BOSS SSD requires ample storage space and demands a good amount of power. Review the following rules for cloning to get started:
Using the rules above as your guidelines, follow the prompts in the LaCie BOSS app.
Upon following the cloning rules listed above, Rugged BOSS SSD prompts you to designate the drive as a clone drive. Once designated as a clone, the drive will no longer be prompted for copies. This is meant for your convenience since it would be unfortunate to connect a storage device used as a clone and then accidentally copy all of its files to Rugged BOSS SSD. Further, after the first clone, you can connect the clone drive to Rugged BOSS SSD and then push the button at the “Copy?” prompt on the LCD. Since it has already been used as a clone drive, Rugged BOSS SSD will automatically clone new files to the storage device. It will not copy files to Rugged BOSS SSD.
If you no longer want to use a storage device as a clone drive, you can change the designation in the BOSS app.
Alternatively, you can tap the More menu on the right and choose Disable clone drive.
While the storage device is no longer designated as a clone drive, disabling clone drive does not delete the files that have been backed up.
The target clone drive has a clone folder that organizes backups by the dates performed. If files on Rugged BOSS SSD are deleted or altered subsequent to the previous clone, the original versions are moved to a folder called Archive.