I am writing my very first post now to inquire about this something I have noticed a little bit strange.
(A)If I didn’t Skip Backup which I will be asked to do in the initial Backup screen for performing your first backup and also I didn’t return to do the initial Backup by clicking the button ‘Return to Backup’, which I will be finding it in the WD SmartWare initial Drive Settings screen, Can I be able to do a backup when I reach to the WD SmartWare Home
(B) I have read in the user manual that WD SmartWare lets:
Automatic backup protection is continuous for as long as your My Passport drive is connected to your computer. Then, whenever you disconnect and reconnect the drive to your computer, the WD SmartWare software rescans your computer for new or changed files and resumes automatic, continuous backup as before.
My question is My Passport will be full as soon as possible if WD SmartWare will automatically back up any new created files even if they are not necessary. Because sometime a user creates some draft files in his computer. Can I adjust this automatic backup for a little period and then resume it?
Second: I have read in a usr manual 'After the drive erase operation completes, go to support.wdc.com and see Knowledge Base Answer ID #5419 for information about downloading and restoring the WD SmartWare software and disk image on your My Passport drive.'
(A) If I copy a copy of what is available in My Passport before I will be erasing it, I won’t be able to restore My Passport after erasing with this copy.
(B) I didn’t know why is being said " disk image" in the user manual. What I have read in Knowledge Base Answer ID #5419 is that download WD SmartWare software and extract it. Then, copy all these files and paste them in my My Passport. I don’t think this would be “disk image”, as far as I know that disk image is not a normal copy; however it is usually created by creating a complete sector by-sector copy of the source medium and thereby perfectly replicating the structure and contents of a storage device.
I look forward to receiving your response at your earliest convenience.