1.    12 Jan 2016 #1
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    Restore Points removed


    I find that the oldest restore points regularly disappear even though I have system recovery on and more than adequate disc space allocated. Am I missing something?
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  2.    12 Jan 2016 #2
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    How much disk space did you allocate for the shadowstorage.
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  3.    12 Jan 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobur View Post
    I find that the oldest restore points regularly disappear even though I have system recovery on and more than adequate disc space allocated. Am I missing something?
    That is how restore points are meant to.....................

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    Restore points are created to allow users a choice of previous system states. Each restore point contains the necessary information needed to restore the system to the chosen state. Restore points are created before key changes are made to the system.
    System Restore has an automatic restore point space-management feature that purges the oldest restore points to make room for new ones, while still enabling the user to recover from any recent destructive changes.
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    Note :
    10 to 20 GB of disk space allocated to restore points storage should be enough.
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  4.    13 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    How much disk space did you allocate for the shadowstorage.
    I have System Protection on and set to Max Usage 30GB
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  5.    13 Jan 2016 #5
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    That should be enough space. See once how many restore points you have. The command is

    vssadmin list shadows

    That will list restore points in all partitions. Make sure you count only the ones for the partition in question.
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  6.    13 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    That should be enough space. See once how many restore points you have. The command is

    vssadmin list shadows

    That will list restore points in all partitions. Make sure you count only the ones for the partition in question.
    I have seven restore points - the earliest being Dec. 26th. - but a number of earlier ones have disappeared.
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  7.    13 Jan 2016 #7
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    Hmm, with 30GB of shadowstorage you should have room for appr. 40 restore points - unless yours are exceptionally large. Can you see the size of the restore points that you have. Usually they are between 500MB to 1GB.
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  8.    13 Jan 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Hmm, with 30GB of shadowstorage you should have room for appr. 40 restore points - unless yours are exceptionally large. Can you see the size of the restore points that you have. Usually they are between 500MB to 1GB.
    Thanks for reply - unfortunately I am not a PC whiz kid (I am 79!) - how can I see the size of individual restore points? System Protection Configuration shows Max Usage set at 31GB and Current usage 4.75GB (which I presume is the total used by Restore Points??
    Last edited by Tobur; 13 Jan 2016 at 13:24.
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  9.    14 Jan 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobur View Post
    I have seven restore points - the earliest being Dec. 26th. - but a number of earlier ones have disappeared.
    Major Windows updates will sometimes delete recovery points due to the extent of the updates. I think one occured around the mid-December time frame.
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  10.    25 Jan 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJLLB View Post
    Major Windows updates will sometimes delete recovery points due to the extent of the updates. I think one occured around the mid-December time frame.
    Earliest restore points are still mysteriously disappearing - cannot figure it out!
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