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Backing Up your Music Library

Setup Backup to USB

Backing up to a USB device will create a copy of your music library to a storage device connected directly to any USB socket on the back of your Innuos server. Any of the USB connections on the server can be used, though USB 3.0 is recommended for faster transfers speeds if your USB drive is also USB 3.0 specification.

Before you begin

Please make sure your USB storage device is completely empty before beginning your backup, as it will be formatted and re-purposed entirely for the archiving process.

Please also make sure the USB drive is of sufficient size to store your existing music library. We also recommend having enough extra space to accommodate for future backups as your music library continues to grow. 


Connect your USB drive to the Innuos server, then open my.innuos.com on your controlling device, open the dashboard and go to the Backup tab.

Select ‘Configure Backup’

Configure Backup

Choose ‘USB Drive’ and then NEXT to proceed.Choose Backup Target USB

Select ‘Setup new drive’ if this is your first backup, or if your USB drive already has an old backup on it that you wish to erase and copy over. 

*Choose ‘Use existing drive’ if you have an existing backup that you wish to update after making new additions to your music library*
Select NEXT to proceed.
Setup new USB Backup drive?

Your connected USB drive will appear as an option. Select it and press NEXT.Backup USB Select

Check the message that you have not left any valuable information or files on your USB drive as it will be formatted for backup. Select CONFIRM to continue.Confirm drive formatting

The server will then take a few moments to prepare the USB drive before completing. Select CLOSE to finish.

The drive will now be ready to perform a backup, and will remain the destination folder for all future backups whilst connected, including automatic backups if enabled.

You can now return to the Backup tab and perform your first backup when desired. You will now also see the option to re-import from a backup if required in the future. 
Backup Frontpage

If you need to make any changes to the USB backup such as new drive, enabling of automatic backups, or switching to NAS backup method, then this can be found under Settings -> Music Library.