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Ghost - Automatically Delete/Make Room for Backups?

Hi All,

I am running Norton Ghost 12 with an 1 external drive and 1 internal backup drive.

I set Norton to backup my entire C (main) drive to each drive alternating every other night. The problem is that they fill up and I thought that if I chose the option to have Ghost automatically make room (erase?) for backups that it would - but it does not. I have to go and delete the drives manually every 2 or so days.

Am I not doing something correctly or is this the way Ghost works?

Thanks for any help & advice.

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Please check the schedules, etc

In reply to: Ghost - Automatically Delete/Make Room for Backups?

Hello Paul,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team responding to your posting about Ghost 12.

It sounds like you may need to delete the current schedules that you have created and then recreate them, making sure that you tell Ghost to only keep the last two or three backups. It should then overwrite the older backups so that you do not run out of space.

Please follow the steps outlined in the following document to create your backup sets with ghost 12.


Thank you,

Michael York
Norton Authorized Support Team
Symantec Corporation

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(NT) Good to see Symantec helping here. !

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