Trouble with incremental backups on Windows 7 workstation
Posted on 2011-09-14
Hello - we have a Windows 7 Professional network user who is making her own backups to a USB Simple Drive. She's selectively backing up only specific folders/files on her desktop, which look to be about 75GB total size. The Simple Drive has a capacity of about 150GB. The Windows backup utility backed up the system the first night (no system image selected) and created a "backup set" that is 138G in size. The next night, it tried to create a whole new backup set, and bombed out at 10GB, presumingly because it ran out of space. How do we get it to either overwrite the existing backup set, or to manage the incrementals better? It's different from how XP's NTBackup was - they took away the administrator controls it seems.
Thanks for your help.