Concerned by lack of available system restore points

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dave Harry, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Dave Harry

    Dave Harry Guest

    Vista32, 4GM RAM, 70GB partition for C: with 25GB free.

    I only get one or two restore points. Once upon a time I had very many.

    If I create a manual restore point, I often have only that single restore
    point as others are deleted.
    "Show points more than 5 days old" sometimes offers only one - or none.


    I remember XP had a place I could adjust the space for RP's. (This Vista was
    not upgraded.)
    Can I get this in some back end of Vista too?

    What else could I look for?
     
    Dave Harry, Nov 12, 2009
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  2. Dave Harry

    Bob Guest

    To display the current space allocated for restore points type (or copy and
    paste) "vssadmin list shadowstorage" (without the quotes but the spaces) and
    press Enter.

    To reduce (or increase) the disk space allocated, type (or copy and paste)
    "vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=c: /for=c: /maxsize=10GB" (without the
    quotes
    but the spaces) and press Enter. This example assumes changing the space on
    drive C to 10GB. Be sure to create a manual restore point immediately after
    resizing because all of your previous restore points will be removed.
     
    Bob, Nov 12, 2009
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    Jim Guest

    ERUNT system , does one every day .
     
    Jim, Nov 12, 2009
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  4. Dave Harry

    Dave Harry Guest

    Thanks Bob. That looks like it will do it nicely.

    Shadow Copy Storage association
    For volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{c64e55af-08da-11dc-81f6-806e6f6e6963}\
    Shadow Copy Storage volume:
    (C:)\\?\Volume{c64e55af-08da-11dc-81f6-806e6f6e6963}\
    Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 2.178 GB
    Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 2.469 GB
    Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 2.774 GB

    Hmmm, not much. I've set it to 8GB though in my case the 2 existing points
    have remained.

    Appreciated
     
    Dave Harry, Nov 15, 2009
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  5. Dave Harry

    Bob Guest

    YW Dave.

     
    Bob, Nov 15, 2009
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