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Kudos0

Unwanted backup solicitation

I do not use the backup feature of Norton Security Premium but I did run one local backup test a few weeks ago in order to see how it worked. Now I'm being asked to backup up my system because my data is at risk. I use a dedicated program for backups and I do not wish to use Norton's backup feature in the near future.

I tried to change Norton's backup settings but could not figure how to get rid of this annoying and unwanted solicitation.

Please help.

 

Thanks.

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Re: Unwanted backup solicitation

Hello LinYu2,

From the main UI, select Settings at the top right.

In the Settings window, under Quick Controls, uncheck Backup (Backup Status Overlays should also be disabled by this selection).

Click Close.

Return to the main UI and you should see 'Backup Disabled'.  That should stop the Backup reminder.

Let us know how you do.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Unwanted backup solicitation

Hi Phil,

Excellent! You couldn't be more clear and to the point.

Many thanks!

Kudos0

Re: Unwanted backup solicitation

My pleasure.  I am happy I was able to help.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
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Re: Unwanted backup solicitation

LinYu2:

I use a dedicated program for backups and I do not wish to use Norton's backup feature in the near future.

Are you backing up off-site?  If not, it wouldn't hurt to let Norton backup your user data to the cloud in addition to whatever other program you are using.  The more backups you have, a minimum of one local and one off-site, the safer your stuff will be.

Kudos0

Re: Unwanted backup solicitation

Hello SendOfJive,

I understand your point and I agree that it makes logical sense, in a way. But I also see that the cloud is not any universal panacea of sorts and it also carries its own issues; and this all feeds my ongoing great bias against using the cloud. I can't predict the future and, to that extent, I cannot absolutely exclude the possibility of changing my mind going forward, if and when I get confident that all my "fears" about the process are no longer sustainable and thus become unjustifiable. If it ever comes to that point, then, I promise you, I will happily embrace the new technology... Until that happens, I take reasonable precautions, making a minimum of a weekly full backup of each machine into different local media and, after all these years, I was never let down (knock on wood!...).  

This is the same mind-frame that has made me one of the "vociferous" users of Norton's local vault, somewhat frustrated by the lack of clarity about the future possibility of keeping our vault local after Symantec's upcoming overhaul of its functionality with Firefox.

Many would say "that's life"... And I know Humanity will easily survive this one more ordeal... Bu still!...

Many thanks for your thoughtful input, as always.

Cheers.

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Re: Unwanted backup solicitation

Just be aware that backups stored on-site are vulnerable to many of the same risks as your original files - fire, flood, hardware failure...   You could lose everything in one event.  Cloud backup is commonplace these days but if you are reluctant to use it, then you should at the very least be keeping a second backup of your data in a physical location other than where your computer lives.

Kudos0

Re: Unwanted backup solicitation

I do realize that keeping my backups local does not shield me against some of risks not present with the cloud solution, as you mention, except that I feel more comfortable with local, perhaps from having more closer control over the possible risk scenarios.

Occasionally I have thought of taking some cautionary measures along the lines of what you're suggesting but I never took the necessary steps to implement it. Now, encouraged by your gentle push to action, I may finally take the time to do what I recognize as being an important step towards making my "local" solution even more worthwhile. 

Thanks.

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