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Replacing computer

I've transferred my data files to a new HDD.

 

I wish to synchronize my data with my existing backup files on Mozy.

 

When I install Mozy on the "new" computer, I am not given the option to replace a computer in my account.

 

Instead, Mozy begins to back up my data as if it were a new user and new files.

 

How do I initiate the replace computer dialogue?

 

thanks

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Benjamin_C
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Re: Replacing computer

So if Mozy Skips the Add/Replace screen it means that Mozy has detected it as the same computer and not a new one. In this case it will then do something called a re-association. Basically Mozy will say it needs to backup every file, but then it will scan each file and compare it to what we have on our servers. If it's the same it won't need to send it again, thus making this backup much faster then a fresh backup. It will take longer then an incremental backup though as it has to scan every file. 

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