[Gllug] OT - Windows backup problem.

paul at ma1.se paul at ma1.se
Thu Aug 24 09:46:34 UTC 2006

Adrian McMenamin wrote:

> On Thu, August 24, 2006 9:26 am, john levin wrote:
>>john gennard wrote:
>>>A friend asked how to backup data on a W2000 installation.
>>>There is a backup facility, so arrogantly I said it should
>>>be easy. Not so, for it seems a fixed 4 Gig has been set as
>>>a maximum size drive. The disk to which the backup is intended
>>>to go is 14 Gig, but backing up ceases at 4Gig.
>>>I know little about Windows, and can find no means of making
>>>the whole 14 Gig available.
>>>Can anyone assist please.

I too don't have a working Windows install to hand (well only XP home 
which has no backup facility).

Could you split the Windows backup in order to avoid the 4GB limit? I 
don't think you have to backup the whole drive at once, or failing that 
can you convert the filesystem to NTFS?



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