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Windows 7: Backup problem

13 Sep 2011   #11
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

63.8 GB free of 465 GB.


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13 Sep 2011   #12
kado897

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Yes it is getting a bit full. have you considered moving some of the data onto another drive to make your images smaller?
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13 Sep 2011   #13
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Don't have any more space, unfortunately .
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13 Sep 2011   #14
kado897

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I know how you feel. I recently had to invest in a new USB external drive so that I could shift slow moving data off my C drive.
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13 Sep 2011   #15
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

That was going to be my next option, but I was wondering if there was some sort of 'zipped' option for backups before I purchase extra hardware.
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13 Sep 2011   #16
kado897

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Unfortunately not the compression is built into whichever backup software you chose.
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13 Sep 2011   #17
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Any recommendations for programs that could achieve this?
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13 Sep 2011   #18
kado897

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As I mentioned earlier. Macrium Reflect is good and recommended by many on this forum. I find that I get a 50% compression ratio on an image of my C drive using the moderate compression setting. I have tried the higher setting but it didn't make that much difference and slowed the backup down. How much compression you will get depends a lot on what you are backing up. If you have a lot of image files or videos then they don't compress much at all.
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13 Sep 2011   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

xchase,
Actually, you have enough free space on your E (~385 GB) to hold a backup from you C.

Your Disk2 also has one unused partition, albeit less than 100 GB, but still not to be laughed at.

You also have a "raw" formatted partition on that Disk2.

What do you have there?

With a bootable Partition Wizard CD and maybe even only using Disk Managment you could do some shuffling on that drive.

Using some normal "tricks" you can probably get your C down to where you have at least 20% free.

As things presently sit, you might consider going to your local electronics store and picking up an external USB drive. I had one chap tell me that he picked up a 500GB for $50 which is a very good price. My biggest external usb drive is 300GB,

With such a full C drive, you must have many videos stored on the drive. I can't even use 50 GB for Win 7, documents, pics, movies, etc.

Let us know your plans for your Disk2 and whether you want to consider putting your videos onto an external usb.

When we have a good idea of your plans and needs, we can make better recommendations.
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13 Sep 2011   #20
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

The 100G partition is a backup for my brothers Wii games, so I can't delete that.

As I said I would like to be able to back this computer up once a week with minimal hassle, and without spending too much; that is my ultimate goal.
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