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21 Nov 2011   #1

 
Windows Backup is trolling me

The problem can be expressed completely by this snapshot.
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Yea...
This happened yesterday. I tried deleting all my recent backups, and as you can see there the drive is pretty much empty. Let me know if you need to see any other backup settings.



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21 Nov 2011   #2

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Windows backup allows only up to 30% of your backup disk space for multiple images. If your backup size (afrter compression) is larger than that it won't fit. You could try the "create a system Image" route that may work.


Try this tutorial. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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21 Nov 2011   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
You could try the "create a system Image" route that may work.
The Backup drive didn't have enough space. In my backup settings I've chosen what to backup. Beforehand I had no problems and now it just says I don't have enough space.
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21 Nov 2011   #4

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How big is your backup?
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21 Nov 2011   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
How big is your backup?
In Backup and Restore it says '0 bytes' (When I'm not backing up) and 'Not Available' (When I am).
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21 Nov 2011   #6

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What is the occupied space on the source partition or partitions?
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21 Nov 2011   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
What is the occupied space on the source partition or partitions?
143GB.
I'm trying again now, and the files are being backed fine. Maybe it's the System Image that's too big for it.
Okay, it just failed again. I think it could be the system images that are too big. But beforehand this would work fine.
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21 Nov 2011   #8

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143GB backing up to a 142GB partition. You will only get one image on that.
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21 Nov 2011   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
143GB backing up to a 142GB partition. You will only get one image on that.
Oh sorry, I was reading the other partition The backup partition size is 142GB.
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21 Nov 2011   #10

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So how much is on the partition you are imaging.
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