03-27-2012 07:45 PM
I have tried numerous times to delete previous backups in Rescue and Recovery 4 without success. My backups are on a USB 320G External Hard Drive. I can add another backup to the backup list but cannot delete previous backups. When I select a previous backup to delete an hour glass appears and just revolves in a circle without deleting. I am very familiar with using Rescue and Recovery, however, I am unable to delete any previous backups. Please advise. Please advise. Thank you, Mark Groch
03-28-2012 10:11 AM
Are you trying to delete all your backups? If so, then delete them one at a time starting with the most recent.
Except for the base (first) backup, R&R backups are incremental. So let's assume you have a base backup and incremental backups 1, 2, 3. If you try to delete #1, then the contents of #1 need to be merged into #2 so that #2 and #3 are still restorable. This process can take a lot of time depending on how big the backups are.
03-28-2012 08:42 PM
I picked different ones without success. I have the following backups on USB Hard Drive Backup Disk:
USB Date Name
USB 8/18/2011 IBM ThinkPad T43 Backup 11,750MB
USB 11/14/2011 IBM ThinkPad T43 Backup 2,492MB
USB 12/10/2011 IBM ThinkPad T43 Backup 1,447MB
USB 2/11/2012 IBM ThinkPad T43 Backup 2,498MB
USB 3/26/2012 IBM ThinkPad T43 Backup 2,328MB
The lastest backup occurred on 3/26/2012. I want to delete previous backups. When I look at the USB Hard Drive the backups are not apparent for me to determine if anything was deleted. When I select view all backups in Rescue and Recovery all are shown. Please advise. I will try to delete again. Thank you, Mark Groch