Window backup always full

I am using 128GB SSD hard disk and i perform the fullback running on every Monday the backup destination is in another hard-disk and have 250GB ,i am using default backup setting recommend by Microsoft but after few week my backup disk will full then i need to manual delete it.Anywhere to configure window 7 backup automatic overwrite if the disk full ?
YaYangTeahAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The best way to manage Windows Backup is to set the amount of space it uses. Then it will delete old backups in order to make room for new backups.  Here is a decent article to assist you with setting the backup parameters.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7672/how-to-manage-hard-drive-space-used-by-windows-7-backup-and-restore/
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rindiCommented:
Besides what has already been mentioned, you should make sure that you have more than one disk to backup to, then rotate between them. That way you are better protected against external tampering like Virus etc, as it will be likely that you still have a good backup on one of your disks, and as also backup disks can fail you are also more safe against such failures.
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nobusCommented:
also - consider a much bigger size disk, 250 Gb is not much space for backups of a 128 GB drive
you can buy TB drives at a low price nowadays; i would recommend 2 or even 4 TB
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Thomas RushCommented:
You'd be better off buying two 1TB disks and rotating them with one always offsite, than having a single 2TB or 4TB disk which has to be onsite, and is then doubly a single point of failure (i.e., a flood, fire, thief, or lightening will likely take out both your computer and the single backup disk, and, if trying to do a restore, it's scary to only have the data on one disk that could fail when you need it the most).

Don't rely on unpowered hard drives for long-term data storage.
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YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
I think i need to look for some software able to perform retention 2 week then overwrite any recommended ?
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rindiCommented:
No, as I mentioned you need to get additional disks. Backing up to just one disk is almost useless. When you backup to more than one disk you'll naturally have more space to backup to, and you'll probably also get larger disks anyway...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do your computer maker have backup software for its computers?  Lenovo has Rescue and Recovery (or a newer name) that pretty much does what you want.
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YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
don't have is DIY PC
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows Backup can manage backups by deleting the oldest backup. If there is room for 3, you always have current plus 2.
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rindiCommented:
What is "DIY PC"?
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YaYangTeahAuthor Commented:
Now I evaluate veeam endpoint is free seen like performance is good and can select how many restore point i need ,by the way I already give out window backup still have room to improve or maybe Microsoft leave some opportunities to market.Ha ha
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