04-24-2012 07:15 PM
Can 360 v6 be set to automatically delete / overwrite a previous back up??? In regards to a particular backup set, I am only interested in the latest data.
Yes, 360 backup can be configured to retain only a single backup. This would be a disk backup and it will make the second one before it deletes the first one.
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04-28-2012 06:25 PM
04-28-2012 06:41 PM
This may be the problem I am having. I am running Norton 360 Ver. 126.96.36.199 on XP Pro. I am backing up to an external HD. The first back-up seems to work fine. When I run an update a week or so later, it seems to want to run a second back-up. This obviously creates a HD space issue, as well as it takes a long time. It seems that with the previous version, it only added files that were changed. What are the settings that I need to change to make the backup more efficient? On-line backup is not an option, as there is no high speed internet service available in our area.
360 backup will work two ways. The first way is for it to make a full disk backup and then do updates to that full backup at the interval specified by you until it is time to do another full backup, that interval is also specified by you. The other way is to set the interval to the minimum and not allow incremental backups. This will cause 360 to do a full backup each time. The numbeer of backups saved is set by you. If you elect to save only one then 360 will delete the old backup after then new backup has been stored and verified. This means that your backup destination needs to have room enough for two full backups without being over about 80% full.
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05-03-2012 03:05 PM
I hope there will be a more detailed answer for this but here's something in the meantime. Go to Backup>Manage Backup Sets>What>Preview and note the total size your backed up files will be -- for me it says 21.9GB. Then using Explorer highlight the C drive and check the size of the N360_BACKUP file on the right. Mine is 22.2GB "on the disk." I deleted this file yesterday to get rid of multiple backups then I ran a new backup. Today when I ran the backup again it was faster. Between that and the two numbers being close it seems that today's backup automatically did the "incremental" option as opposed to a whole new backup. So maybe make sure you have the latest version, delete the old backup file, run a fresh backup and then monitor the size once in a while. Anyway that's my plan for now till I hear something better
05-03-2012 07:37 PM
According to a couple "Solved" posts the backups seem to only have the incremental option
05-04-2012 04:05 AM