I have a client that uses Windows 7 Backup and Restore, and they contacted me stating their attached 2TB USB drive full and the backup is not working. I reviewed manage space option for the USB drive, and viewed the backups. within the list I deleted all 2012 and 2013 backups to make room. The system image settings indicate Windows manages the space. I thought it would automatically manage space and delete older backups to make room for the new.
Now, I want to know if deleting the oldest backups will cause issues. Meaning are we dealing with an initial full backup followed by a slew incrementals? If so, then I probably deleted the first incremental. I need to know if I did the right thing, and want to ensure if they need to restore that it will work and I've not screwed things up.