Extr Hard drive full error message

October 15, 2009 at 07:18:10
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to back up my C drive, which has about 35 GB on it, to a WD external hard drive, which has over 100 GB free. I am using Retrospect 6.5, which came with the hard drive. After about 4-5 GB of back up has occurred, it get an error message that the WD disc is full. I have degramented and run other test of WD and it seems fine. I can drag and drop whatever I want. Can you explain/help? Thanks

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October 15, 2009 at 07:23:47
What are the formats of both drives (NTFS, FAT32)?

If your trying to move a file greater than 4GB onto a FAT32 drive, then you may get an error:


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October 15, 2009 at 07:32:39
The hard drive in the laptop is NTFS. On the WD external drive FAT 32. I checked and there are no files close to 4 GB in size.

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October 15, 2009 at 07:38:26
You might want to read the last comment on this page (albeit an old article) regarding errors on Retrospect 6.5. Doesn't look like it got a lot of favorable user reviews:


Personally, I use Cobain 8 and never had any problems with it:


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October 15, 2009 at 08:09:53
Thanks. I'll read the article. I was looking at Cobian 8 while waiting for answers.

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