It has been bugging me: why there are so few System Restore Points on my
system (and on the one occasion I really neeeded it, only 1 - which was too
[System = Vista HP laptop, 100GB disk, System Restore having private >11GB
of its own disk space but 10GB still free, only C monitored]
Here's a partial answer that raises other questions...
I ran Cmd "as Admin", typed "vssadmin List ShadowStorage" and noted it said
the "used shadow copy storage space" is 10.871GB of the allocated 11.451...
which would explain why I currently see only 4 restore points in System
Restore...[wow... all the way back to 20 Feb]
But I haven't been doing *that* much! How come Vista [HP] is eating ~2.5GB
per restore point? Is it snapshotting the entire Windows system?
Even in theory this is close to useless when Vista creates scheduled restore
points once or twice a day (the 2 may have been an update install): since
Vista doesn't need to be restarted that often it might be days before a
problem is noted on restart... by which time any good restore points are
gone. [In practice it was totally useless...] What's triggering restore
point creation if there are no updates or applications
Is there any way it can be tweaked to gain a longer history... or, should I
turn it off, reclaim the disk space and use Acronis' "Safe Zone" and/or rely
on my external Acronis backups?
Informed advice much appreciated!
Some Vista stuff, but mostly just Stuff at http://berossus,blogspot.com