Managing Back Up Files in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Juan Diego, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Juan Diego

    Juan Diego Guest

    Hi,
    I have Vista Home Premium and use 'automatic file backup' to an 250 GB
    external drive. Over the last 30 days a full backup was completed plus 10-12
    routine backups. The recent back up failed to complete due to a space
    problem. The external drive has a folder with a lot of files presumably
    backup files but I'm confused on which files I should erase, if any, and
    won't deleting files screw up my ability to restore my system?
    Good luck with everything and please let me know to help clarify my situation.
    Juan Diego
     
    Juan Diego, Nov 6, 2007
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  2. Juan Diego

    John Hanley Guest

    Periodically (once a month or so) I go in and manually delete the oldest
    Backup
    Set(s) to maintain ample freeboard on my external drive. It has not been a
    problem.
     
    John Hanley, Nov 7, 2007
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  3. Juan Diego

    Juan Diego Guest

    Hi John,
    Thank you for the feedback but had a question on restoring.

    When I was an XP user I used Ghost by Symantec and then I'd do the FIFO
    method to manage disk space. Last time I checked Norton didn't have an
    upgrade to Vista.

    Now under Vista I assumed there was a basline backup and all subsequent
    backup were recording only the things that changed since the last update.
    Now if I start to delete subsequent back up files in a FIFO method won't I
    lose the ability to recover data saved during a specific time?

    Again, thank you for your support and direction on this.
    Juan Diego
     
    Juan Diego, Nov 7, 2007
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