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Seed Load Walkthrough 

Overview 

This is a graphical walkthrough of the Seed Load process. It contains limited technical information. For technical information about the Seed Load process, please see the Comet Backup Usage > Seed Load section.

Process 

Step 1 

Create a new "Local Path" Storage Vault. This will initially represent the seed device, and will later represent the remote device.

Step 2 

Perform a backup to the Storage Vault.

Step 3 

Create a new Bucket on a Comet Server

WARNING: This new bucket is currently unused. It will be used soon, but if you have Constellation enabled and deleting unused buckets, then Constellation may delete the bucket before the seed load process is finished. You should set the Constellation option to prevent it deleting unused buckets, and re-enable it only after the Seed Load process is complete.

Step 4 

Navigate to the vault location on the seed device and move the content into the new Bucket's data directory.

By default, the Bucket's data directory will either be (A) empty, or (B) contain only empty directories. Do not continue if the paste operation warns you that files will be overwritten.

Copy the vault data:

Paste the vault data into the Bucket Directory:

Step 5 

Change the Storage Vault in the client settings to point to the Bucket.

It's very important that you change the existing Storage Vault, not create a new Storage Vault, because the data is encrypted with properties from this specific Vault.

Step 6 

Test backup/restore from the Storage Vault's new location.