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Kudos0

Limit space used in a backup

I have a 1 terabyte external drive that i send my backups to. It keeps filling up! Is there a way to tell Norton to either overwrite after a specific amount of space is used? Are these backups incremental? or does it dump my backup set in full each backup?

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Kudos0

Re: Limit space used in a backup

Hello Ron. What are you backing up, your entire OS as well as other data? If that is the case you should be periodically creating a backup image of your hard drive. Set NSBU to only backup your documents, photos, etc to limit the amount of data you are putting on the external drive. Acronis is a great solution for imaging if you do not already have one.

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Kudos0

Re: Limit space used in a backup

Though informative your reply doesn't address any of the questions???

1. Is there a way to limit space used by backup ?

2. Can you set it to overwrite old data when it runs out of space?

3. Is norton backup incremental or does it do a complete dump each backup?

P.S. It's just specific folders I'm backing up.

Kudos0

Re: Limit space used in a backup

1. Is there a way to limit space used by backup ?

No. The backup in Norton Security does not have fine control of the backup process.

2. Can you set it to overwrite old data when it runs out of space?

No. See #1 above

3. Is norton backup incremental or does it do a complete dump each backup?

It does not do a full dumb but adds any new files to the old backup set. It does not delete any files that may have been removed from your computer. So over time, your drive can fill up depending on how many new files you add each day that are set to be backed up.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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