Backup data management

  cpn 21:30 03 Apr 2010

I am running Vista and Norton 360. I backup to a spare hard disk installed just for that purpose. The disk eventually gets full and I am not sure how to identify what to delete without loosing everything until I do a new backup. I have found the backup files and backup sets in explorer but I am unsure which are Vista backups and which are Norton and how to retain a previous good backup and delete the rest to make space
Can anyone help please

  Terry Brown 10:19 04 Apr 2010

The backup files should be numbered 1,2,3 etc for each backup.

If you right click on the first one of a set and select properties, it will show you the date when it was created and usually what program created it.

I suggest, if you are running short of space that you remove the earliest backup set.

  cpn 13:19 04 Apr 2010

Many thanks for your clear and quick response Terry. I understand now. I keep learning a bit more

  David_2010 13:04 07 Apr 2010


regarding any backup made using Norton 360 features, you will either have a special folder named "N360_BACKUP" and/or if you have setup the "online storage" feature: a special drive named "Norton Backup Drive".

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For more information, please visit the Norton Support website or the Norton Community

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