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01-15-2009

NY, USA

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Strange Sizes of Consecutive RnR System Backups

2009-01-18, 20:46 PM

Hi, I have a question about Rescue and Recovery backup within Windows XP 32.

As I keep installing more and more softwares and customizing W500 better

every day, so far I have backed up my W500 three times in a single hard drive

without erasing the existing backup files.  What I noticed is that the backup file

size keeps shrinking like 25GB -> 1.3GB -> 0.8GB in Advanced > View all backups

dialog box.  So I assumed that RnR is backing up only the changed portion

of the system from the last backup which might be good.  But at the same time

if I enter "Change schedule, name a backup, delete backups" in basic mode,

I could see one "delete" button in each of the three backups, meaning that I can

delete the first backup with 25GB size without affecting the more recent backups

with much smaller size.  If the assumption of incremental backup is correct,

there should be no selective deletion option which may simply corrupt the later

backups which rely on all the previous backups.  Could someone clarify

this apparent mystery to me?  Thanks. :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

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09-29-2008

Germany

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Re: Strange Sizes of Consecutive RnR System Backups

2009-01-18, 23:21 PM
If the assumption of incremental backup is correct,

there should be no selective deletion option which may simply corrupt the later

backups which rely on all the previous backups.

 

Or this button might just delete all three backups. (don't really know: I'm not using RnR)

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