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Jeff77xx
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A lot less free space on E drive than main C drive on Pavilion Elite desktop m9250f

Running Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2, 64-bit

 

I have 334 GB free of 455 GB on my main C drive but only 121 GB free of 465 on my E drive (which is used for backups).  

 

Shouldn't the free space on each be about equal? 

 

There is one initial "Backup set" on the E drive that's dated 7/5/11.  Then, there's all these daily backup files from that date forward until a couple day ago, when I turned automatic backups off.   I recently made some changes to our home wireless network, which includes one other computer.    Is it possible that the recent (within the last 1-2 weeks) Pavilion backups, which are so much larger in size than the older ones, have also been backing up the other computer on our home network?

 

How do I create a new initial backup set, so that I can then delete the one from 7/5/11 and all of its subsequent daily backup files?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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banhien
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Hi,

 

No, normally they can not be equal. This depends on how do you do backup, how the product compresses files .... As you mentioned, you keep more backup copies on D: therefore D: needs more space. For the last few weeks, you may change your files more therefore the system has to backup more...

 

To be at the safe side, you can create a fresh backup (use different name) from start and delete the old backup when you are happy with the new one.

 

Regards.

BH
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Re: A lot less free space on E drive than main C drive on Pavilion Elite desktop m9250f

Hello.  

 

Thank you for your response.

 

Can you address this question please:

 

"I recently made some changes to our home wireless network, which includes one other computer.    Is it possible that the recent (within the last 1-2 weeks) Pavilion backups, which are so much larger in size than the older ones, have also been backing up the other computer on our home network?"

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No, the machine is not backing up the other machine unless you set it up to do that. And with Windows permissions being so stringent it would take quite a bit of know-how to even set it up knowingly much less by accident.:smileywink:


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Thank you.  Much appreciated!

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