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I use ShadowProtect Desktop 4 to back up the C drive in Windows XP.   It creates a new full and incremental backup every time it runs.   How do I set it to keep only the most recent backup sets and delete older ones?   I cannot find the Retention tab anywhere to modify this setting.
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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How often are you running the backup? The retention tab should only show for weekly or monthly backups:

http://www.storagecraft.com/support/book/shadowprotect-user-guide/creating-backup-image-files/options/advanced-options/retention
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I run the full backup weekly, but the incremental backup seems to run very frequently during the day.   I want it to overwrite the weekly as well as the incremental backups so the hard drive does not fill up.   What is image manager?   Is this a separate program?
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I'm no ShadowProtect expert but yes, Image Manager is a separte 'program' consisting of a Windows Service and a client.

ImageManager automatically consolidates incremental backup image files into daily, weekly, and monthly incremental images
http://www.storagecraft.com/support/book/shadowcontrol-imagemanager-user-guide/imagemanager-overview
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I found that by increasing the interval between incremental backups, the number per day is reduced.   I will see if the program overwrites the older backups.
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