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Old 06-07-2008
Masterbowl
 

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System back-up/restore space allocation?

Vista Home premium - Each "back-up" takes 8 Gb, so there's only space
for 2 "restore points. (112GB hdd, system allocates 15% to
"back-up/restore").

How does one allocate more space (and, could backup/restore be pointed
at D: partition, also 112Gb, instead of C: ) ?


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Old 06-07-2008
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Re: System back-up/restore space allocation?
Hi,

Don't confuse the backup and restore function with System Restore, they are
two separate processes. System Restore allocates 15% of the drive and stores
the backups in a System Volume Information folder. This function backs up
the system file set as well as user files. The only way to tell how many
points are available is to start the restore procedure, choose the option to
look at additional points, and then enable the option to show all the
available points. I suspect you'll find there is more than two of them
unless you just installed SP1. System Restore points *must* remain on the
volume that they are created from, they are not movable.

The system backup function in Home Premium backs up only your personal
files, not the system files and creates a file you can move to alternate
media.

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> Vista Home premium - Each "back-up" takes 8 Gb, so there's only space
> for 2 "restore points. (112GB hdd, system allocates 15% to
> "back-up/restore").
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> How does one allocate more space (and, could backup/restore be pointed
> at D: partition, also 112Gb, instead of C: ) ?
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Old 06-07-2008
Nonny
 

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Re: System back-up/restore space allocation?
On Sat, 7 Jun 2008 05:47:28 -0500, Masterbowl
<guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:

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>Vista Home premium - Each "back-up" takes 8 Gb, so there's only space
>for 2 "restore points. (112GB hdd, system allocates 15% to
>"back-up/restore").
>
>How does one allocate more space (and, could backup/restore be pointed
>at D: partition, also 112Gb, instead of C: ) ?


Space has to stay on the disk that restore points protect.

To modify that space:

http://tinyurl.com/2n27k8
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Old 06-08-2008
Masterbowl
 

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Re: System back-up/restore space allocation?

Thanks Rick -apologies for terminology mix-up (senior moment) I did
indeed mean "System Backup" and (now I've found the hidden window -
"System restore" window loaded behind (file) "Backup/Restore") I've
found the "system backup" point I so carefully created - almost pristine
reinstallation + SP1. (see further post for ongoing problem)
With that resolved, no need to try to relocate it to another partition
(which you say can't be done anyway). Thanks again


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