06-25-2012 10:25 PM
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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06-25-2012 10:43 PM
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.
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06-26-2012 07:32 PM
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?"
06-26-2012 09:56 PM - edited 06-26-2012 09:56 PM
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.
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