Restoring too much???

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azdood

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Hi Everyone -
I'm in the process of backing up a lot of DVD files, some of which are very large. First I extract the information from one DVD, then burn it onto a new one. After I'm done filling up a new DVD, I then delete all the information from my computer. In all, I'll end up with around 50 DVDs.

In case I have to do System Restore sometime, I've been creating a new restore point after completing around five DVDs so my computer, if in that situation, won't have to restore a lot of files I don't need anymore. This is creating a lot of restore points and my question is: am I doing the right thing? Will creating all these restore points cause some sort of problem?

As always, thank you in advance. I could use any suggestions you have.
 
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The biggest problem I can see is these restore points taking up alot of space on your main hard drive..

Maybe look a getting a very large external hard drive and making images (ghost) of your drive on it?

Hope this helps!
 

azdood

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Thanks kalisun. Is there any other solution other than getting an external hard drive? Isn't there some way I can delete all the information in the restore points prior to the latest one? Thanks.
 
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Yes, once you are sure you have created all the dvd's necessary and everything is kosher turn off system restore, reboot and turn on system restore again and create a restore point. Thus you are up to date and freed up all that space from the previous restore points.
 
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