|03 Jun 2012||#1|
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Action Center "Check backup disk space" alert
My wife has a two month old Lenovo ideapad with Windows 7. We are now getting alerts that the D partition is near full. Is this system taking multipul backups of the harddrive C and storing them all? What are my best options to have a safe backup, but not overloading the D partition? I do see in; Computer>System>Device Manager>Disk Drives>D Drive General tab that there are two options at the bottom.
option one, (not checked in my case) "Compress this drive to save disk space".
Option two, (checked) "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"
Would selecting option one solve my problem? If this system is saving a snapshot of D over and over, it will only be a matter of time when option one will be overcome.
SO, I would think that there has to be a setting that will let partition D delete older backups...right?
Would it be a combination of selecting option one and changing a setting that would enable older backups to be automaticaly removed?
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|03 Jun 2012||#3|
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I definitely wouldn't use the option of compressing your backup files as data corruption may occur.
As Hanna rightly states, it really would be better to backup your system to an external hard drive.
That said, you can delete all but the latest backup if for some reason an external drive is not an option for you.
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