Acronis back up query (basic!)

  muddypaws 18:09 13 Sep 2008

I use the Seagate version of Acronis ATI.
1. At the end of the back up when it says ' any key to switch off' is it best to switch off the external first or leave it on for the re-boot?

2. No matter how long I leave the external on afterwards the 'safely remove hardware' always says 'no'. I have always switched off eventually with no apparent ill effects. Although I have never had to us it in anger.
Would appreciate comments please.

  woodchip 18:17 13 Sep 2008

just switch off the comp with drive attached if you mean switch of the drive you can corrupt the drive so it will not start again if it busts it in the right place on the drive. It normally okay to remove the drive or switch off if the drive light is not active

  muddypaws 18:24 13 Sep 2008

Thanks. Just been wondering for sometime. I normally leave the external on.
Today for a change I switched it off first--- with no 'apparent' side effects!!
Will resolve shortly. Will act on your advice in future.

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