Snapshot Bloat

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by TouchuvGrey, Jul 20, 2007.

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  1. TouchuvGrey

    TouchuvGrey Registered Member

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    FD is telling me that the current snapshot occupies
    139.80 BG on my hard drive ( 48%). What could
    cause it to bloat up like that o_O?
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    First check in windows explorer under the c: drive properties and see if that is close to what all the snapshots occupy.

    If it is go hunting for where the space got eaten up. Sometimes an upgrade can eat up a lot of space.
     
  3. stapp

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    If you use vista I have heard it eats up space with sys restore. I am thinking you would have this turned off though with using First Defence?
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    I use the same method as Peter and with the properties of partitions and main folders, you find the reason quickly.
    In my case, the abnormal volume increase is often caused by video editing.
     
  5. Peter2150

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    Didn't dawn on me, but I assumed system restore is off. I would turn it off with FDISR.
     
  6. TouchuvGrey

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    System restore is ( now ) off and bloated snapshot
    has been deleted, will see what happens now.
    Thanks guys.



    Mike
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    Wise decision to turn OFF Windows System Restore.
    When you can't boot in Windows anymore, Windows System Restore won't be able to help you anymore.
    FDISR will help you, even when you are stucked with a frozen BSOD and can't even boot in Windows anymore.
    Microsoft's EGO is too big to create GOOD softwares. You need real software to do the job in a properly and professional way.:)
     
  8. TouchuvGrey

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    Update:

    System restore is now off and snapshots are
    a very manageble 8 Gb ( compressed )- 13Gb ( non
    compressed )
     
  9. EASTER

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    You might say FD-ISR courtesy Leapfrog Technologies is a 100% Life-Saver! System Restore is such a limited rollback solution if a solution at all.
     
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