Where is my free space?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by jed, Nov 15, 2004.

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  1. jed

    jed Registered Member

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    I have a 300gb external drive used to backup my main computer. I use
    Acronis True Image to make an image weekly, overwriting the existing image
    each time. I also have a variety of other backup data on there. The Image
    is about 85gb, and the additional data is another 70gb or so. However my
    300 gb drive reports only 40 gb free. My 300gb gross volume nets 279gb
    usable space, subtracting the 155gb of actual data (85+70) says I should
    have 124gb available. The fact that 124-40=84 leads me to believe that the
    image is using (or at least holding) 170gb of space for its 85 gb backup.
    Disk cleanup shows no files in the recycle bin. Why is that 85gb not being
    freed up when the image file is overwritten?
     
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    jed Registered Member

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    I should also clarify that each backup is a "full, uncompressed."
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello jed

    Just a thought but is your image created as a single .tib file or has it been split into a number of smaller ones? If it's the latter then you need to be aware of a slight "gotcha" when overwriting split images. For further details please check out my thread <here>.

    Regards
     
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