Limiting the number of file versions to keep

You can manage your file and folder backup data by limiting the number of versions of backup files that you keep. This kind of maintenance can significantly reduce the amount of disk space required, especially if the files are large, as is often the case with audio and video files.

To limit the number of file versions to keep

  1. On the Tools page, click Manage Backup Destination.

  2. Click Settings.

  3. Select Limit file versions for file and folder backups, and then type a number between 1 and 99.

  4. You can also select Monitor disk space usage for backup storage, and then specify a limit to the total amount of disk space that can be used for both recovery points and file and folder backup data.

    See Automating management of backup data.

  5. Click OK.