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Windows Native backup is backing up deleted data

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  • Hi All

    I am using native backup on 2008R2 server for backing up my D Drive, I have taken initial backup and then realizes that some data is not required to be backed up and then deleted unwanted folder and again I started the backup but Native backup is still backing up same amount of data,

    I have deleted data from recycle bin but still its same amount of data.

    I have deleted initial backup and initiated backup again but still no success.

    Is there some place where data is still left?

    PS: I am backing up the data to NAS share

    Any clue why its happening.

    Thanks

    Friday, May 4, 2018 10:12 PM

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  • Hi,

    Maybe some service application still use these files/folder. Please reboot your server to do a check for fresh.

    Please perform SFC and DISM scan and check if the issue is resolved. You might be facing this issue due to the corrupted files present in your system.

    Please uninstall the windows server backup feature and reinstall try to backup.

    When you do the backup, please choose the customer backup. Do you see the deleted folder/files still in the list?

    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Monday, May 7, 2018 2:20 AM
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  • Hi,
    Could the above reply be of help? If yes, you may mark it as answer, if not, feel free to feed back
    Best Regards,
    Mary

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    Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:57 AM
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  • Hi Mary,

    Space are consumed by system volume information files and these are hidden files so could not get through it.

    I wanted to delete it but unable to delete. I just google it about System volume information but still not sure what is the significance of files. is it required to be present there?

    can you help me in that.

    Thanks

    Monday, May 28, 2018 10:06 PM
  • Hi,

    If you are worried about the space for the drive. You could also follow the guide to reduce the size of the System Volume Information folder to stop it using up too much space on your hard drive

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/9cab91ea-76fd-4de1-b0d6-f893702dfc6f/forum-faq-reduce-the-size-of-system-volume-information-folder?forum=winserverfiles

    And if your issue is not related to the backup now, I suggest you could open a new thread to discuss the new problem.

    Appreciate your support and understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:07 AM
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