system restore



aussiebaron
07-10-2005, 02:35 AM
Is it necessary do delete earlier system restore points?
I have many built up over 2 years, and wondered if they become clutter?
If is needed to delete out of date restore points, how is this undertaken?
--
kind regards
g

mstout2001
07-10-2005, 02:35 AM
though it is not necessary to delete them I would for them become fragmented
and if the system is working fine I would delete all but the most recent
restore points. Unless you plan on restoring your computer to the way it was
two years ago, lol, oh to remove the restore points click on start, my
computer right click your C drive and where the icon is that says disk clean
up click it then when next window opens click on the more options tab. there
you will see on the bottom delete all but most recent restore point
mstout2001

"aussiebaron" wrote:

> Is it necessary do delete earlier system restore points?
> I have many built up over 2 years, and wondered if they become clutter?
> If is needed to delete out of date restore points, how is this undertaken?
> --
> kind regards
> g

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 02:36 AM
Hi,

System Restore provides a space management feature to purge old
restore points to make room for new ones, creating a rolling safety
net. Restore points over 90 days are purged automatically by default.

Here are some tips on keeping System Restore Healthy. In particular,
take a look at "Adjusting Disk Space Used".
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/healthy.html

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


aussiebaron wrote:
> Is it necessary do delete earlier system restore points?
> I have many built up over 2 years, and wondered if they
> become clutter? If is needed to delete out of date
> restore points, how is this undertaken?

lvee
07-10-2005, 02:36 AM
I didn't know that xp had the capability to keep 2 years worth of restore
points..as the max size allowed to allocate is 12%..To use System Restore,
you'll need 200 MB of free hard disk space, which is used to store the data
gathered for the restore points. If you don't have this much free space,
System Restore will disable itself until the space becomes available. System
Restore will create and save restore points until this space is full, and
will then begin writing over itself beginning with the least recent data.
Points in which you can restore your system to are designated in bold
calendar dates..all other dates that are not bold are not restore points.
You can also, to free up space, turn System Restore off, then, turn it back
on and create a new restore point..if your system is running fine.

"mstout2001" <mstout2001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6001AA9E-62B4-4F80-82B4-D2C9CFA43E8D@microsoft.com...
> though it is not necessary to delete them I would for them become
> fragmented
> and if the system is working fine I would delete all but the most recent
> restore points. Unless you plan on restoring your computer to the way it
> was
> two years ago, lol, oh to remove the restore points click on start, my
> computer right click your C drive and where the icon is that says disk
> clean
> up click it then when next window opens click on the more options tab.
> there
> you will see on the bottom delete all but most recent restore point
> mstout2001
>
> "aussiebaron" wrote:
>
>> Is it necessary do delete earlier system restore points?
>> I have many built up over 2 years, and wondered if they become clutter?
>> If is needed to delete out of date restore points, how is this
>> undertaken?
>> --
>> kind regards
>> g

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 02:36 AM
Hi Ivee,

lvee wrote:
> I didn't know that xp had the capability to keep 2 years
> worth of restore points..

Restore points over 90 days are purged automatically by default.

> as the max size allowed to
> allocate is 12%..To use System Restore, you'll need 200
> MB of free hard disk space, which is used to store the
> data gathered for the restore points. If you don't have
> this much free space, System Restore will disable itself
> until the space becomes available.

System Restore requires a minimum of 200 MB of free disk space on the
system drive at installation. When the amount of free disk space falls
below 50 MB on any drive, System Restore switches to standby mode and
stops creating restore points. All restore points are deleted at that
time. System Restore reactivates and resumes creating restore points
as soon as 200 MB of disk space is free on the system drive.


> System Restore will
> create and save restore points until this space is full,
> and will then begin writing over itself beginning with
> the least recent data.

When the allotted disk space is reached, System Restore will purge
the oldest restore points on a FIFO (first in first out) bases.

> Points in which you can restore
> your system to are designated in bold calendar dates..all
> other dates that are not bold are not restore points. You
> can also, to free up space, turn System Restore off,
> then, turn it back on and create a new restore point..if
> your system is running fine.

Rather than purging all restore points, adjust the disk pace used to
hold restore points. This way all restore points are not lost.
See "Adjusting Disk Space Usage" on the page below.
Keeping System Restore Healthy
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/healthy.html

Hope this helps.
--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/

>
> "mstout2001" Wrote:
>> though it is not necessary to delete them I would for
>> them become fragmented
>> and if the system is working fine I would delete all but
>> the most recent restore points. Unless you plan on
>> restoring your computer to the way it was
>> two years ago, lol, oh to remove the restore points
>> click on start, my computer right click your C drive and
>> where the icon is that says disk clean
>> up click it then when next window opens click on the
>> more options tab. there
>> you will see on the bottom delete all but most recent
>> restore point mstout2001
>>
>> "aussiebaron" wrote:
>>
>>> Is it necessary do delete earlier system restore points?
>>> I have many built up over 2 years, and wondered if they
>>> become clutter? If is needed to delete out of date
>>> restore points, how is this undertaken?
>>> --
>>> kind regards
>>> g

lvee
07-10-2005, 02:36 AM
Ya, I think I knew that, at least I knew that they were written over, and
purged after a period of time, just didn't know it was 90 days. I was
trying to let the original poster know that he really couldn't have 2 years
worth of restore points.
"Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
news:ONdpdPYfFHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi Ivee,
>
> lvee wrote:
>> I didn't know that xp had the capability to keep 2 years
>> worth of restore points..
>
> Restore points over 90 days are purged automatically by default.
>
>> as the max size allowed to
>> allocate is 12%..To use System Restore, you'll need 200
>> MB of free hard disk space, which is used to store the
>> data gathered for the restore points. If you don't have
>> this much free space, System Restore will disable itself
>> until the space becomes available.
>
> System Restore requires a minimum of 200 MB of free disk space on the
> system drive at installation. When the amount of free disk space falls
> below 50 MB on any drive, System Restore switches to standby mode and
> stops creating restore points. All restore points are deleted at that
> time. System Restore reactivates and resumes creating restore points as
> soon as 200 MB of disk space is free on the system drive.
>
>
>> System Restore will
>> create and save restore points until this space is full,
>> and will then begin writing over itself beginning with
>> the least recent data.
>
> When the allotted disk space is reached, System Restore will purge the
> oldest restore points on a FIFO (first in first out) bases.
>
>> Points in which you can restore
>> your system to are designated in bold calendar dates..all
>> other dates that are not bold are not restore points. You
>> can also, to free up space, turn System Restore off,
>> then, turn it back on and create a new restore point..if
>> your system is running fine.
>
> Rather than purging all restore points, adjust the disk pace used to hold
> restore points. This way all restore points are not lost.
> See "Adjusting Disk Space Usage" on the page below.
> Keeping System Restore Healthy
> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/healthy.html
>
> Hope this helps.
> --
> Regards,
> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/
>
>>
>> "mstout2001" Wrote:
>>> though it is not necessary to delete them I would for
>>> them become fragmented
>>> and if the system is working fine I would delete all but
>>> the most recent restore points. Unless you plan on
>>> restoring your computer to the way it was
>>> two years ago, lol, oh to remove the restore points
>>> click on start, my computer right click your C drive and
>>> where the icon is that says disk clean
>>> up click it then when next window opens click on the
>>> more options tab. there
>>> you will see on the bottom delete all but most recent
>>> restore point mstout2001
>>>
>>> "aussiebaron" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Is it necessary do delete earlier system restore points?
>>>> I have many built up over 2 years, and wondered if they
>>>> become clutter? If is needed to delete out of date
>>>> restore points, how is this undertaken?
>>>> --
>>>> kind regards
>>>> g
>
>

aussiebaron
07-10-2005, 02:36 AM
Thank you all.. a great source of knowledge and wonderful assistance.
--
kind regards
g


"Bert Kinney" wrote:

> Hi Ivee,
>
> lvee wrote:
> > I didn't know that xp had the capability to keep 2 years
> > worth of restore points..
>
> Restore points over 90 days are purged automatically by default.
>
> > as the max size allowed to
> > allocate is 12%..To use System Restore, you'll need 200
> > MB of free hard disk space, which is used to store the
> > data gathered for the restore points. If you don't have
> > this much free space, System Restore will disable itself
> > until the space becomes available.
>
> System Restore requires a minimum of 200 MB of free disk space on the
> system drive at installation. When the amount of free disk space falls
> below 50 MB on any drive, System Restore switches to standby mode and
> stops creating restore points. All restore points are deleted at that
> time. System Restore reactivates and resumes creating restore points
> as soon as 200 MB of disk space is free on the system drive.
>
>
> > System Restore will
> > create and save restore points until this space is full,
> > and will then begin writing over itself beginning with
> > the least recent data.
>
> When the allotted disk space is reached, System Restore will purge
> the oldest restore points on a FIFO (first in first out) bases.
>
> > Points in which you can restore
> > your system to are designated in bold calendar dates..all
> > other dates that are not bold are not restore points. You
> > can also, to free up space, turn System Restore off,
> > then, turn it back on and create a new restore point..if
> > your system is running fine.
>
> Rather than purging all restore points, adjust the disk pace used to
> hold restore points. This way all restore points are not lost.
> See "Adjusting Disk Space Usage" on the page below.
> Keeping System Restore Healthy
> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/healthy.html
>
> Hope this helps.
> --
> Regards,
> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/
>
> >
> > "mstout2001" Wrote:
> >> though it is not necessary to delete them I would for
> >> them become fragmented
> >> and if the system is working fine I would delete all but
> >> the most recent restore points. Unless you plan on
> >> restoring your computer to the way it was
> >> two years ago, lol, oh to remove the restore points
> >> click on start, my computer right click your C drive and
> >> where the icon is that says disk clean
> >> up click it then when next window opens click on the
> >> more options tab. there
> >> you will see on the bottom delete all but most recent
> >> restore point mstout2001
> >>
> >> "aussiebaron" wrote:
> >>
> >>> Is it necessary do delete earlier system restore points?
> >>> I have many built up over 2 years, and wondered if they
> >>> become clutter? If is needed to delete out of date
> >>> restore points, how is this undertaken?
> >>> --
> >>> kind regards
> >>> g
>
>
>


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