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Kudos0

does backup store anything on the C drive?

Hi,

I have been using Seagate backup, but the latest version of this is, 1 a memory hog, 2, it spends all kinds of time conferencing with the cloud, and I don't use the cloud option.But what really struck me was to find it was storing duplicate backup files on my C drive. 5G worth so far. needles to say, I deleted those. So, since I have Norton security with backup. It makes sense to use it. My question, does Norton store duplicates on the C drive? I would not want that. Thankyou. Vista OS SP2 up to date. NSWB latest version USB Backup Drive.

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Kudos0

Re: does backup store anything on the C drive?

Hi kevinatkab.

NSWB or NSBU (same thing) only backs up the data where you tell it.  Some people actually back up to the C: drive (don't as me why) but unless you tell it to do that, NSBU will not put anything there.  In fact it is possible to restore a backup stored onto an external drive onto a new computer without having to install NSWB/NSBU on the new device.

Why not try a test backup of a moderate amount of data and see what happens?

Hope that helped?

Mike
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Kudos0

Re: does backup store anything on the C drive?

Thanks, I am going to try it, just figured I would ask first.

Seagate does 2 things each time it backs up, I suspect so does norton. it backs up the "changed files only" and it also creates a file that describes how to restore from that day. They are called NBI files. Anyway, each nbi file is about 33Meg. it is this file that is stored on both the backup drive and the C drive. and there is no way to tell Seagate not to do this. Anyway, i will remove seagate and see how Norton does.

Thanks again.

Kudos0

Re: does backup store anything on the C drive?

Good luck kevinatkab.

Noting the size that you mention (33 GB) I should point out that Norton is focused on backing up user data and does not do a system or full disk backup.  I hope that it meets your needs.

Mike

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