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Vista Backup Folder Sizes?

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Old 03-14-2008
Steve Mavronis
 

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Vista Backup Folder Sizes?
My external 500gb drive is being used for both Vista File Backup and
Complete PC Backup. It says I now have only 70gb free on the drive? I'm
puzzled on the disk usage. My file backups go into a folder under the
PC-Name folder called Backup Set 2007-08-05 230745 but the folder properties
says it has 0 bytes usage in 33 folders. I've been doing a scheduled file
backup once a week since August 5, 2007. Now my Complete PC Backup is under
WindowsImageBackup\PC-Name\Backup 2008-01-03 052342 and the folder
properties says it is using 91gb with 10 files inside. There are no other
Backup folders under WindowsImageBackup, just a Catalog folder taking 24kb
of space. I'm wondering where the remaining used space is at? I tried
changing folder view options to show hidden and system folders but they
don't account for the missing space. I wanted to delete a bunch of the old
File Backups to make room for more Complete Backups. I'm getting an error
when trying to start a Complete PC Backup saying there is not enough space
on the drive? The File Backup still works.
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Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit, Intel Q6600 CPU, 2gb RAM, 500gb RAID-0 HD,
Nvidia 8800GTX 768mb GPU, 22" Widescreen LCD, Asus/ViXS Combo-210E TV Tuner,
Creative SoundBlaster X-FI Audio, Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse, Logitech
Premium Stereo Headset, external Lacie 500gb USB backup drive

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Old 03-15-2008
John Hanley
 

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Re: Vista Backup Folder Sizes?
Steve -- I wrote you some thoughts on this in reply to the post in the
newsgroup: microsoft.public.windows.vista.performance_mainten ance.

"Steve Mavronis" <snmavronis@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:z82dnRDgP-l2SEfanZ2dnUVZ_gqdnZ2d@comcast.com...
> My external 500gb drive is being used for both Vista File Backup and
> Complete PC Backup. It says I now have only 70gb free on the drive? I'm
> puzzled on the disk usage. My file backups go into a folder under the
> PC-Name folder called Backup Set 2007-08-05 230745 but the folder
> properties says it has 0 bytes usage in 33 folders. I've been doing a
> scheduled file backup once a week since August 5, 2007. Now my Complete PC
> Backup is under WindowsImageBackup\PC-Name\Backup 2008-01-03 052342 and
> the folder properties says it is using 91gb with 10 files inside. There
> are no other Backup folders under WindowsImageBackup, just a Catalog
> folder taking 24kb of space. I'm wondering where the remaining used space
> is at? I tried changing folder view options to show hidden and system
> folders but they don't account for the missing space. I wanted to delete a
> bunch of the old File Backups to make room for more Complete Backups. I'm
> getting an error when trying to start a Complete PC Backup saying there is
> not enough space on the drive? The File Backup still works.
> --------------------------
> Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit, Intel Q6600 CPU, 2gb RAM, 500gb RAID-0 HD,
> Nvidia 8800GTX 768mb GPU, 22" Widescreen LCD, Asus/ViXS Combo-210E TV
> Tuner, Creative SoundBlaster X-FI Audio, Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse,
> Logitech Premium Stereo Headset, external Lacie 500gb USB backup drive


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Old 03-15-2008
Steve Mavronis
 

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Re: Vista Backup Folder Sizes?
Thanks John I saw it. I left a reply there!

"John Hanley" <jphanley@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
news:%23aPLsgihIHA.1944@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Steve -- I wrote you some thoughts on this in reply to the post in the
> newsgroup: microsoft.public.windows.vista.performance_mainten ance.
>
> "Steve Mavronis" <snmavronis@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:z82dnRDgP-l2SEfanZ2dnUVZ_gqdnZ2d@comcast.com...
>> My external 500gb drive is being used for both Vista File Backup and
>> Complete PC Backup. It says I now have only 70gb free on the drive? I'm
>> puzzled on the disk usage. My file backups go into a folder under the
>> PC-Name folder called Backup Set 2007-08-05 230745 but the folder
>> properties says it has 0 bytes usage in 33 folders. I've been doing a
>> scheduled file backup once a week since August 5, 2007. Now my Complete
>> PC Backup is under WindowsImageBackup\PC-Name\Backup 2008-01-03 052342
>> and the folder properties says it is using 91gb with 10 files inside.
>> There are no other Backup folders under WindowsImageBackup, just a
>> Catalog folder taking 24kb of space. I'm wondering where the remaining
>> used space is at? I tried changing folder view options to show hidden and
>> system folders but they don't account for the missing space. I wanted to
>> delete a bunch of the old File Backups to make room for more Complete
>> Backups. I'm getting an error when trying to start a Complete PC Backup
>> saying there is not enough space on the drive? The File Backup still
>> works.
>> --------------------------
>> Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit, Intel Q6600 CPU, 2gb RAM, 500gb RAID-0 HD,
>> Nvidia 8800GTX 768mb GPU, 22" Widescreen LCD, Asus/ViXS Combo-210E TV
>> Tuner, Creative SoundBlaster X-FI Audio, Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse,
>> Logitech Premium Stereo Headset, external Lacie 500gb USB backup drive

>


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