I’m considering buying a My Book Essential and have some questions.
The My Book will backup files from a single computer (PC) on a small peer-to-peer network.
The computer is used to save all the files from the other computers on the network.
We call it “the server” even though it is not running any server software.
It is simply working as a community hard drive so we have all our files in one place.
1 – Can I set the software to backup by simply copying the files while maintaining the directory structure?
2 – Or does the backup software create a backup file using a proprietary file format?
We like the first because it is easy to retrieve a file from the My Book backup disk via any computer on the peer-to-peer network without them having to have any special software.
Thanks for any help.