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Seems like New Back-up Drive is filling up to fast- need new strategy


treemike

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I purchased a WD 250 gig drive earlier this year. I am only using it for Retrospect Backups. I am backing up (progressively) 2 drives. One (my C Drive - mostly programs) has about 50 Gigs on it and the other (I drive I use for Data only) has about 28. I've only done about 6 or 7 back up sets on each and I don't constantly add programs and the files that I work with daily on the data drive are relatively small. I was very surprised to see that the 250 gig drive is about 75% full already.

 

Do I have the wrong backup strategy? I obviously can't keep buying external drives.

 

If I need to start again or erase anything, how do I do that without screwing up the back up sets, etc?

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Hello treemike.

 

If you go to my computer and open the WD drive can you tell me what folders do you have there? Also if you have a Retrospect folder, what folders are in there.

 

This will help me to know how you have retrospect configured so I can help you isolate the problem.

 

Thanks,

RetroRespect

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On the WD, the folders are AA000000.rdb thru AA000075.rdb with multiple folders for each session by date (some dates have more than others). A number of sessions have the file size apparently maxed out at 614,408 kb for each backup file.

 

 

I keep my backup logs on my data drive and they are: C Backup.rbc 52,264 kb and H Backup-External Data.rbc 14,506 kb

 

Thanks for your help

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It looks like I was mistaken again.

 

For some reason I thought I had a 250gb but apparently it's a 150.

 

Anyway, the size is of the Retrospect folder is 95gb. I have 53gb left free on the drive.

It still seems like the method I'm using is filling it up too fast. Especially if I backup at a more frequent interval, which I reallly should.

 

 

thanks again

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