windows 8 volumn size is 1.8TB but actual data is only 112GB, any way to get whs 2011 to recogize acutal data size RRS feed

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  • I have the latest hotfix that allows whs 2011 to backup my new windows 8.1 pc.  It has a 2TB drive (1.8TB), the c: drive backup size lists the whole amount (1.8TB) even though the data is only 112 GB.   Is there any way I can get windows 8.1 to report the actual size of the data to whs 2011?  My goal is to restore the C: drive to a smaller SSD drive.
    Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:19 AM

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  • By design the backup details show the size of the disks and not the used space on them. Also WHS is not designed to clone a disk. You'll have a better chance with a dedicated cloning software such as the free edition of Macrium Reflect. I've used it a few times to clone a larger disk to a smaller one. Often the software bundled with the SSD has a cloning utility that will do what you want to achieve.


    Thursday, January 9, 2014 11:50 AM
  • Shrink your C: Drive, back it up to WHS and then restore to your new SSD.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:29 PM