How to Delete Old Backups using Seagate Dashboard?

Posted by @Ivy

November 29, 2018

Seagate Dashboard can fill up Seagate Backup Plus drive when backup. Also, Seagate Dashboard can delete old backups and free up disk space. Go ahead and see this article.

What is the Seagate Dashboard?

Seagate Dashboard is a free backup software that Pre-loaded on every Backup Plus drive and Central hard drive. You can protect, share and save what you have, and even protect what you've shared. And backing up your system is automatic, once you set up the backup plan in a few easy steps.

Seagate Dashboard is compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows OS. And this software provides one Protect option for Windows PC only. The Protect option is divided into two options, including Protect Now and New Backup Plan.

Seagate Dashboard: how to delete old backups?

In general, backup is the best way to protect data on your computer. However, there is a problem: backups result in low disk space of backup drive. To fix it, you need to delete old backups.

To use Seagate Backup Plus delete old backups, you need to connect it first. Then, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click PC Backup on the main page of Seagate Dashboard.

Step 2: Click Drop-down menu next to the backup plan you want to delete, then select Delete. Or you can click the box next to Delete backed up files if you want to delete the files backed up by this plan.

Another way to manage backup disk space

Seagate Dashboard can delete old backups successfully. However, you are only allowed to delete backups all at once. Once something unexpected happens to your computer, you will lose your data forever. Also, you may get Seagate Dashboard not working error sometimes due to unknown reasons. 

Don't worry about it. Be relax! Here, I will introduce you a magic backup disk space manager AOMEI Backupper and tell you how to delete old backups and retain the latest versions of backup image files.

Software to delete old backups automatically

To manage backup disk space, you need a proper software. AOMEI Backupper can be one of the proper software. This software can free you out of low disk space easily.

To avoid low disk space of backup location, AOMEI Backupper offers you a useful feature called Backup Scheme. In Backup Scheme, you can see 5 options, including Full Backup Scheme, Incremental Backup Scheme, Differential Backup Scheme, Space Management Scheme and Other Backup Scheme. Choose one according to your needs.

Aside by Backup Scheme, you still can enjoy more advanced features, including Backup Options, Backup Schedule, etc.

Detailed steps to manage backup disk space

To delete old backups on Windows 7/8/10 using AOMEI Backupper, you need to set up Backup Scheme during the process of creating a backup. When your backup versions exceed the number of backup images files, AOMEI Backupper will delete older backup automatically.

Step 1: Connect your Seagate Backup Plus drive or Central hard drive to the computer and make sure it can be detected by your computer.

Step 2: Download AOMEI Backupper Professional, install and launch it.

Step 3: Click Backup and File Backup subsequently

File Backup

Step 4: Choose the files and folders you want to backup and pitch on a path for it. Then, Click Schedule option and select Schedule Settings from the following window.

Schedule

Step 5: Click Scheme option, tick Enable Disk Space Management and select whatever Scheme you need from the drop-down menu. Then, back to the main page of File Backup and click Start Backup. After that, your older backup will be deleted automatically when your file backups exceed the versions of backup image files.

Scheme

Conclusion

Seagate Dashboard delete old backups can free up space for your Seagate Backup Plus drive or Central hard drive. However, you are only allowed to delete backups all at once in Seagate Dashboard.

To fix it, I recommend you AOMEI Backuppper. With it, you can delete old backups effortlessly. In AOMEI Backupper, there is a feature called Backup Scheme which can help you to manage your backup disk space. Only if you set up Backup Scheme feature, it will delete old backup automatically when your file backups exceed the versions of backup image file. You do not need to delete old backups manually. 

Also, you do not need to worry about that you delete your backup mistakenly. If you still use AOMEI Backupper Standard, you should upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional. Also, it’s available on AOMEI Backup Server, AOMEI Backupper Tech, etc.

Aside by this feature, AOMEI Backupper still offers various Backup and Restore feature, including System Backup, Disk Backup, Universal Restore, etc.