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Windows 7: System Restore - Current usage exceeds Max Usage

29 Feb 2012   #1
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
System Restore - Current usage exceeds Max Usage

In system protection, the current usage is at 405GB while max usage is defined at 279GB (30%).
1) How this can happen ? ,and
2) How can I set the Max Usage to be kept?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Abax,

The tutorial below can help show you how to set the max usage for system protection.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #3
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi Shawn,
I have been through the tutorial. This is how I tuned the system some months ago. Now, I see what I described in the first post.
Any hint on what is going on?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That may explain what happened then. You must have already been at 405GB when you changed the max to 279GB.

To reduce the "Current usage", you could click on the "Delete" button to delete all restore points and start over with it now not going past 279GB if you do not mind losing the old restore points.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #5
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

So, the only way to reduce the space is to completely delete all restore points and start from scratch?
I thought that if you reduce the slider, it will eventually come down to it (i.e. at the next restore point capture, deleting the older points that are above the new limit).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

For some unknown reason your's didn't. Deleting them is the only way that I know to reset it to have the correct max usage.

Could you run the vssadmin list shadowstorage command from OPTION TWO in the tutorial above, and post back a screenshot showing the full output to see if there may be anything that stands out?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #7
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Now I feel embarassed...
The command yields the same as in System Protection window, which now says Current Usage=211.34GB, Max Usage=279.42GB (30%).
I don't know why now is back within limits. As from my original post I touched nothing at System Protection.
Who knows...sorry to bother you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It no bother at all. That's what I'm here for.

It may have just been some glitch that the GUI setting in System Protection wasn't able to shrink the max size while the command prompt option did.
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