Saturday, 20 October 2007

Vista System Restore - Disk Space Hog

Sorting out Vista's rather heavy restore footprint...

1) Open Administrative Command prompt for dos prompt

2) vssadmin list shadowstorage [enter]

< Results show disk space reserved for Vista System Restore >

Given the default is 15% of drive capacity, you'll probably want to change this....

3) vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=[drive letter]: /On=[drive letter]: /MaxSize=[space] [enter]

e.g. vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=1GB

< Should get message saying success, or error if you get it wrong! >

4) use first command to confirm new setting >

vssadmin list shadowstorage [enter]

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