Prepare the USB drive

Although compression will generally reduce the size of the data from its selection size once backed up, we would recommend the use of a USB drive at least the same size as the uncompressed data selection.

In line with best practice we would propose formatting the drive before use as a seeding appliance to completely remove all existing data.

It is possible to optimize USB disk speed performance by enabling Write Caching in the Device Manager (improving access and write speeds to and from the disk) and we suggest configuring this option before running the seed backup.