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Mike December 26th 06 07:51 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
I have a really stupid question: What is the System Volume Information
folder used for? And why does it contain 60GB of data there?

Running Vista x64bit Build 6000 (RTM)
RAID5 (x3 320GB)

Thanks,
Mike


Mike December 26th 06 08:08 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
Nevermind, it turns out that it was the System Restore, I didn't realize
that it could use up to 15% of your HDD space, 15% of 600GB is a lot of
space and you do notice... Question is, should I turn it off?

"Mike" wrote in message
...
I have a really stupid question: What is the System Volume Information
folder used for? And why does it contain 60GB of data there?

Running Vista x64bit Build 6000 (RTM)
RAID5 (x3 320GB)

Thanks,
Mike



Nathanial Woolls December 26th 06 08:14 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
"Mike" wrote in message
...
Nevermind, it turns out that it was the System Restore, I didn't realize
that it could use up to 15% of your HDD space, 15% of 600GB is a lot of
space and you do notice... Question is, should I turn it off?


No.


Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User December 26th 06 10:52 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
15% of 600GB is nothing in the event that you need to do a system restore



"Nathanial Woolls" wrote in message
...
"Mike" wrote in message
...
Nevermind, it turns out that it was the System Restore, I didn't realize
that it could use up to 15% of your HDD space, 15% of 600GB is a lot of
space and you do notice... Question is, should I turn it off?


No.



Robert Blacher December 28th 06 03:51 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
The syntax of the vssadmin command is not a lot of fun, but it does allow
you to control the amount of space allocated to system restore and shadow
copies.

See:

http://vistasupport.mvps.org/decreas...em_restore.htm


"Mike" wrote in message
...
Nevermind, it turns out that it was the System Restore, I didn't realize
that it could use up to 15% of your HDD space, 15% of 600GB is a lot of
space and you do notice... Question is, should I turn it off?

"Mike" wrote in message
...
I have a really stupid question: What is the System Volume Information
folder used for? And why does it contain 60GB of data there?

Running Vista x64bit Build 6000 (RTM)
RAID5 (x3 320GB)

Thanks,
Mike



mikeyhsd December 28th 06 05:34 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
its easy to limit the amount of disk space used for restore.
on the System Properties pages you can change the % allocated.







"Robert Blacher" wrote in message ...
The syntax of the vssadmin command is not a lot of fun, but it does allow
you to control the amount of space allocated to system restore and shadow
copies.

See:

http://vistasupport.mvps.org/decreas...em_restore.htm


"Mike" wrote in message
...
Nevermind, it turns out that it was the System Restore, I didn't realize
that it could use up to 15% of your HDD space, 15% of 600GB is a lot of
space and you do notice... Question is, should I turn it off?

"Mike" wrote in message
...
I have a really stupid question: What is the System Volume Information
folder used for? And why does it contain 60GB of data there?

Running Vista x64bit Build 6000 (RTM)
RAID5 (x3 320GB)

Thanks,
Mike



B J W December 28th 06 07:05 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
I notice that Vista allows the recovery of older versions of a single
non-system file -- called shadow copies.

So, it that why System Restore now wants seemingly gargantuan amounts of
hard disk space -- to store the journaling info for shadow copies of
document files?

If you need to substantially reduce the proportion of disk space
allocated to system restore, would it not make sense to turn off shadow
copies, first? How would you turn off shadow copies?

"Robert Blacher" wrote in message
...
The syntax of the vssadmin command is not a lot of fun, but it does
allow you to control the amount of space allocated to system restore
and shadow copies.

See:

http://vistasupport.mvps.org/decreas...em_restore.htm


"Mike" wrote in message
...
Nevermind, it turns out that it was the System Restore, I didn't
realize that it could use up to 15% of your HDD space, 15% of 600GB
is a lot of space and you do notice... Question is, should I turn it
off?

"Mike" wrote in message
...
I have a really stupid question: What is the System Volume
Information folder used for? And why does it contain 60GB of data
there?

Running Vista x64bit Build 6000 (RTM)
RAID5 (x3 320GB)

Thanks,
Mike





Bert Kinney December 28th 06 07:06 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
Not in Vista! System Restore in Vista is far different than in earlier
versions of Windows.

Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org
Member: http://dts-l.org



mikeyhsd wrote:
its easy to limit the amount of disk space used for restore.
on the System Properties pages you can change the % allocated.


mikeyhsd December 28th 06 10:17 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
you can certainly turn it off at least by unchecking it on the drive in question.







"Bert Kinney" wrote in message ...
Not in Vista! System Restore in Vista is far different than in earlier
versions of Windows.

Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org
Member: http://dts-l.org



mikeyhsd wrote:
its easy to limit the amount of disk space used for restore.
on the System Properties pages you can change the % allocated.


Robert Blacher December 28th 06 10:34 PM

System Volume Information out of control!
 
That was true in XP. Want to double-check please in Vista?
"mikeyhsd" wrote in message ...
its easy to limit the amount of disk space used for restore.
on the System Properties pages you can change the % allocated.







"Robert Blacher" wrote in message ...
The syntax of the vssadmin command is not a lot of fun, but it does allow
you to control the amount of space allocated to system restore and shadow
copies.

See:

http://vistasupport.mvps.org/decreas...em_restore.htm


"Mike" wrote in message
...
Nevermind, it turns out that it was the System Restore, I didn't realize
that it could use up to 15% of your HDD space, 15% of 600GB is a lot of
space and you do notice... Question is, should I turn it off?

"Mike" wrote in message
...
I have a really stupid question: What is the System Volume Information
folder used for? And why does it contain 60GB of data there?

Running Vista x64bit Build 6000 (RTM)
RAID5 (x3 320GB)

Thanks,
Mike




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