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how do i delete the previous backups from HP surestore PD5000z?

I have been using the HP PD5000z to backup my main hard drive for a couple of years.

I now receive the error that the back up is too large and need to either reduce the files being backed up or delete files from the PD5000z.

How do i know which files to delete from the previous back ups on the PD5000z?

The amount of space used on the main drive is 476GB versus a back up drive size of 500GB, so there is enough total space.  The previous backups are taking up too much space?




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Re: how do i delete the previous backups from HP surestore PD5000z?

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Re: how do i delete the previous backups from HP surestore PD5000z?

Hello Dunidar,

Your post sent me to the standard HP response.  The relevant section of the document says =

'Reduce the number of items included in the backup to continue'. 

One can reduce the items being backed up for sure, but this defeats the purpose of the backup.


I would like to perform the other option listed in the error message =

'remove existing files from your HP surestore drive'


My question is which files can i remove?



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