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Can I safely Delete Previous Backups?


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6stringer

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Really, really dumb question here: I back up my computer on an external hard drive and am running out of disk space. Can I safely delete previous backups? Does each back up include the same data each time(understand there is new data added between back ups)?

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How are you creating the backups. If they are each a full backup then you can delete old ones. If they are incremental then you can't until you create a new full one.
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Basically I just do a manual backup to an external 500GB hard drive. Here is what is listed in the backup folder:
4.26 GB
7.97
8.59
14.71
14.81
13.37
19.92
16.16

Just confused about keeping all of this if all I need is the latest backup.

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Since they are not incremental, I would delete all but the two most recent. Always good to have more than one choice.
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Got it, and thank you for answering my questions. :thumbsup:
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