Solved warning Destination Capacity is full what to do? - Part 1

February 14, 2014 at 15:00:52
Specs: Windows 7
"...warning message will appear when the destination has reached your set threshold. You can set the threshold from 50%-100%. "

What do I do, specifically when space is filled? How do I know which file folders to delete to allow more backup ? I'm using incremental backup. It says to delete backups. Which ones?

This external backup drive has been used off/on for months. There are many files on it which I cannot identify.

I'm using windows 7. 64bit. Toshiba Satellite With external toshiba backup drive: Toshiba External USB 3.0 MK5055GSX drive. Is there a way to update this drive?


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February 15, 2014 at 20:45:51
Control Panel>Back up and Restore, Look for "Manage Space" right under the list of the back up location, click on that, then click on "View Back Ups" to see all of your back ups. They will be listed by date and size. As riider says, just delete the older back ups to free up enough space. If it was a year ago that it was cleaned out, you can probably safely delete about half of the back ups starting with the oldest ones (If you have more than 8 in the list, you can probably delete more than half). As soon as you are done, run a full back up to make sure that you are up to date.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



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February 14, 2014 at 17:18:46
From what I could find, the MK5055GSX is a 500GB laptop HDD. I'm guessing you put it into some sort of external case?

https://storage.toshiba.eu/export/s...

When's the last time you did a FULL backup?

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February 14, 2014 at 18:10:29
If you are using Windows back up, there is a button to manage your back up space used. Once you select this you are given a list of your back ups and the ability to delete any of them so you can manage the space they take up on the drive you are using for the back ups.
If you are using a different program for your back ups, you are going to have to tell us this.
If you have not made a full back up in a while, make a bit more space and make a full back up. If the data is very important, you can also set up a back up to a second drive including DVD's which the Windows back up program will prompt you to insert a new black disk and label the full one to help you keep things straight (for as many disks as needed).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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February 14, 2014 at 19:09:12
Yes, it is a 500 GB external HD loaded with backup and restore. I suppose similar to the newer Canvio. It is about the same size and connects via a short USB cable. It was set up several years ago by company I bought the satellite from. I've never felt secure with the backup as I've never known what to delete. A computer savvy friend visiting reset it last year and it auto backed up incrementally until finally space ran out. Folders on drive are recycle.bin, backups by friend, system volume information, toshiba, windows imageBackup and MedialD. As I said software is preinstalled on these backup drives but I have no idea in which files. I did full back up 2 days ago but was no completed due to lack of space.

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#4
February 14, 2014 at 19:21:08
Yes, I think along the line I installed or used windows back up on here. The computer is working fine so I am comfortable wiping out the drive and starting over with program that came on the drive, NTi backup EZ Now. I am not sure what backup program I used to back up 2 days ago. I could not find NTI BackupEZ now in my program list so I ran search for "backup" and the Backup and Restore file came up.

I looked at properties on Backuo and Restore and it was created July 2009, was windows based so I ran that 2 days ago. So I guess it is the same program you are speaking of.


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February 14, 2014 at 19:23:48
Your suggestions to make "a bit more space," is exactly my problem. How do I do that? Which of these files do I delete to clear space? My apologies for my ignorance. I appreciate your help and and riider's help .
I photographed the list of files on the drive. There are lot more than I listed. Is there a way to attach photo here? Or email it to the discussion somehow ?

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February 14, 2014 at 19:46:04
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovijm4pg9... Don't know it dripbox can be accessed from here or not. This is screenshot of files on drive.

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February 15, 2014 at 07:13:14
How often do you do full backups? What you need to keep is the latest full backup + all incremental updates since the full backup was created. Everything prior to the latest full backup can be deleted. If you're paranoid, keep a couple full backups + incremental updates. It's doubtful you need backups that are several years old.

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February 15, 2014 at 20:45:51
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Control Panel>Back up and Restore, Look for "Manage Space" right under the list of the back up location, click on that, then click on "View Back Ups" to see all of your back ups. They will be listed by date and size. As riider says, just delete the older back ups to free up enough space. If it was a year ago that it was cleaned out, you can probably safely delete about half of the back ups starting with the oldest ones (If you have more than 8 in the list, you can probably delete more than half). As soon as you are done, run a full back up to make sure that you are up to date.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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