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  • I have 3 PC's backing up to a 4th as a shared backup device. The size of the Windows OneCare Backup folder keeps growing. My "biggest" PC has only 43GB of data on it, the other 2 approx 5GB each. Yet my 2007 folder is 224GB in size. Today's files are named Part 4857. And ny 250GB drive is almost full. Deleting all and starting over seems the easiset solution but leaves me w/o historical backups. Deleting the 2007 folder will also take out my 2008 backup. If I sort by date and delete the 2007, will I corrupt the data or lose any files that have been previously backed up?

     

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    Monday, March 24, 2008 2:46 AM

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  • You can't delete any part of the backups unless you start a new full backup as the entire set is used to perform a restore. If you have begun a new full backup on any of the PCs, then the older backup set can be deleted from the Share.

    -steve

     

     

    Monday, March 24, 2008 1:24 PM
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