Windows 2008 Backups

Posted on 2011-02-23
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Question guys

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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KenMcF earned 2000 total points
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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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