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Posted on 2011-02-23
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I'm backing up the system state using windows server backup, the thing is that  when Im backing up the system state, the vhd files are about 10gb, and if I right click on the folder where the system state backup is, the total size of the drive is 60GB. How can be possible?

Another question is:
Windows backup is saying that there is 12 copies of the system state backup, is there any way to lower that to 3 for example and make that backup smaller?


Thank you very much
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You can use wbadmin and keep only the last X number of backups.
For example use this to keep the last 3 backups and start a new one.

wbadmin delete systemstatebackup -backupTarget:E: -keepVersions:3 -quiet
wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:E: -quiet
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