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Windows 7: BackUp runs out of space on large NAS drive

23 Sep 2017   #1
jeanrouge

win7home premium
 
 
BackUp runs out of space on large NAS drive

Hi My Win7 single disk c:\ drive is 170GB & my NAS 500GB of which 224GB free. Lately BackUp reports "not enough space". I deleted (and cleared trash) all previous BackUps but still same behaviour.

Anyone any ideas where I should be looking?

Thanks


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24 Sep 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What are you using to backup has it got compression on it? The problem is its got to use disk space to create a backup as it writes the file which may be the problem, the other point is the sector size may be different on the drive so that would mean not enough space
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24 Sep 2017   #3
jeanrouge

win7home premium
 
 

Hi Samuria - thanks for your reply. I am using the native Windows BackUp with just the standard settings. In May this year I started worrying about not making any backups (this is a secondary computer) so I set things up using the Control Panel. I successfully backed up and created a recovery disk. I haven't used the laptop since May. Come Sept nothing works and nothing has changed. In fact the backup now takes hours and hours to happen (Acronis would have finished ages ago). And after 26 hours it reports "not enough diskspace". I did - reading this forum - change one parameter allowing 100% for disk space usage but I fear that isn't going to make a huge difference the thing has been running 7 hours and it is only 31% through.
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24 Sep 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Why aren't you using Acronis or even free Macrium reflect ?
Gluten for punishment ?
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24 Sep 2017   #5
jeanrouge

win7home premium
 
 

You are dead right ThrashZone - I didn't know there was a free version of Macrium but anything is better than the current hell... Jean
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24 Sep 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Very easy and most importantly very reliable especially the recovery winpe cd/ flash media :)
Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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24 Sep 2017   #7
jeanrouge

win7home premium
 
 

Thanks for what was an obvious suggestion - I've aborted the so-called backup and will do as you suggest. Will save me weeks of tearing our my hair! Jean
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