Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vista restore point and shadow copy disk space problems


The link for the video and transcript is here.

There is a related problem of the Recovery Disk running out of space quickly, when Vista does a scheduled backup. The problem is that the Recovery Disk, letter D, has been set up by the manufacturer (Dell for me) by imaging, and often it is too small. Vista offers the ability to empty the copy of the Recycle Bin, which is empty anyhow.

From the best that I can determine, it seems as though Vista is creating Shadow Copies on both C and D.

The Windows Help document on this seems to be this.

Here’s another helpful user column on the problem (link).

It appears right now that the easiest solution would be to buy and hook up an external hard drive for the automated backup.

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