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I have a small size setting for system restore 7.9gb 2%
My ssd has 20gbs filled
Is there a proper size for restore so I can safely use a restore point Should restore be the same size as ssd
post #2 of 7
If the restore is same size as SSD there would be know where to store any other files...
So no the restore should not be the same size as your SSD.

When setting system restore there are 2 options.
1. System restore will only backup system files and folders
2. System will make a back of system files and folders also user data
3. System restore will only keep restore points the size of the restore setting
and then will delete the oldest restore point and add the most recent it creates
4. I believe windows default is around 8 to 10%.
5. If you want to have more restore points you will have to create a larger
portion of the drive just for sake of it say 20% of you drive.
6. For everyone is different depending on size of drive you are storing to
and how may restore points you want to keep, remembers windows always deletes
the oldest restore point and creates a new restore point..

I have always usually keep around 8 to 10% but that is me. I do not need restore points that
are 2 or 3 months. If I am having problems with my system and need to go back to different date it
usually a problem with driver of software that I am having problems with 2 or 3 month old restore point will not help me.
Recently I have noticed a few on OCN not having large enough store points and lost data that was months old.

You need to have a good backup plan for your system and not count on system restore as sometimes it is finicky and
does not work. It works in a pinch but I would not count on it for day to day backups.

Hope this helps smile.gif
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thanks for all the useful info
so If I only have a 2% setting I could go back a shorter time which is all i need ie bad driver install
I was told with a ssd to minimize size of restore
post #4 of 7
How big is your SSD?

On my 128GB I give it 4% or 4.77GB
You are right if I have a driver problem or bad program
install you will know it quick.

If I was not using a SSD I would set it at 10%
and that is with 320gb drives that i always have used for
my boot drives the last 7 years.

The thing I am sure you know is the sooner you fix the problem
you will not need to go back one or two months, It is when we let the problem
go for a long time and them expect systm restore to fix that will cause problems
with restore points.
Edited by hyperkite - 3/19/13 at 1:13pm
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wheres my sig
its a samsung 830 256
post #6 of 7
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thanks again
my main concern was not having enough restore points
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Quote:
Originally Posted by automaton View Post

wheres my sig
its a samsung 830 256
..
Pretty stupid of me, and I have this in signature and then I do not look. lol
*Put your Rig in your Signature*Quick n Easy*

edit:
I do not think the larger the drive the larger the restore point.
Probably for a 256 GB I would still on use 4% to 8 %

I am no expert on SSD's and how the files are deleted and
rewritten to the drive would shorten the life of the drive.
So maybe Sean or someone else with better knowledge of this could help
with above question?


Having enough restore point is not the answer it is are
you backing up your system regularly on a schedule,
Whether a full back-up or incremental
Edited by hyperkite - 3/19/13 at 1:44pm
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