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Windows 7: Insufficient Back-up Disk Space

17 Mar 2013   #1
glaustin

win7 pro 64bit and XP Pro 32bit SP3
 
 
Insufficient Back-up Disk Space

Hi Guys
I save my backup every week to a dedicated 1tb internal back-up disc (one of four HDDs). All of a sudden my weekly back-ups are not completing because of insufficient disc space (179gb available from 931GB). When I go into manage space to clear backups I have only 2 backups to chose from; both around 170gb.

I looked at the HDD and I cannot work out why so much space has been accounted for. I can see three normal folders; "Logs" (196KB), "Temporary Adobe" (8.9GB) and "WindowsImageBackup" (365GB) and a fourth named after the PC (which indicates a "0" file size). In the WidowsImageBackup I can see only one file that accounts for 99% of the folder size.

Can anyone tell me please how to proceed and free up space and why only half of the allocated space seems to be showing?

Regards,
Graham


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17 Mar 2013   #2
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It would be helpful if you could post a screenshot of the error message.

Sometimes the problem is not in the destination disk but in one of the source disks not having enough room to create a shadow copy. Can you also post a screen shot of your disk management screen maximized.
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17 Mar 2013   #3
glaustin

win7 pro 64bit and XP Pro 32bit SP3
 
 

Hi
Many thanks. Do these help?


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17 Mar 2013   #4
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Not really. I can't read any of them very well. This is how to take and upload a screenshot. [URL="http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/9733-screenshots-files-upload-post-seven-forums.html"]http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/9733-screenshots-files-upload-post-seven-forums.html[/URL

Also I need your maximized disk management like this.

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17 Mar 2013   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glaustin View Post
and a fourth named after the PC (which indicates a "0" file size).
Go into the Backup & Restore screen with your backup HDD connected then select "Manage Space" and you will get a more realistic idea of what is being used. In particular have a look at the size of your file/folder backup sets. These live in the folder with the PC name (don't believe the "0" filesize).
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