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On Wed, Oct 5, 2022 at 1:08 PM Richard Schoen <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

In the recycling bin perhaps ?

Nope.


Do you only have 1 drive or rotate them around ?

1 drive.


You're at risk if you erase the backup drive and then one of the PCs gaks
in the meantime.

Correct. We use Google Apps so it's not as bad as it seems. Most
everything is in the cloud.


Q: What backup software do you use to image them ?

Windows system image.


Regards,
Richard Schoen
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Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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message: 1
date: Wed, 5 Oct 2022 10:21:49 -0400
from: Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: [PCTECH] External USB drive issue

All,

I have a 5TB external USB drive that I use for quarterly Windows system
image backups for a number of desktop PCs.

This quarterly go round I reached the 4th desktop and it failed saying
there wasn't enough space on the disk. I always delete the old one I am
about to replace so this seemed odd. I looked and there was only 38gb
available.

I deleted all the images from the end of June and there's still only 38gb
available. It reports this on 3 desktops, including mine.

Any idea what is wrong? Do I need to do a quick format? Is it failing?

I'm currently running a CHKDSK on it which will most likely take all day
to complete.

Thanks.

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message: 2
date: Wed, 5 Oct 2022 15:21:13 +0000 (UTC)
from: Dave Parnin <dpcoke@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [PCTECH] External USB drive issue

You might try running Disk Management to get a look at what Windows sees
about it.? For a quick look you could also just open Explorer and look at
the properties of the disk.? If formatting it is an option that may be the
quickest and easiest solution.

Dave Parnin

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