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VSS Doctor Questions

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I use Acronis strictly to back up files and folders on a 2TB data drive.  A couple of weeks ago the backups started taking inordinately long.  After some reading, I downloaded and ran VSS Doctor.  It identifies a couple of issues, and when I click Fix, I get a pop-up that says it's going to set the max size of my C: drive's shadow storage size to 23GB...and then asks if I know the consequences.

Anyway...No.  I don't know the consequences.  If someone could clear that up for me, that'd be great!

Thanks

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The message indicates that maximum free space on disk for shadow copy purposes will be set to 23GB which should be roughly 15% of available free space on your C: disk.  Be advised that when this is done any Windows restore points, if any exist, will be deleted.  

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Thanks!  I don't use restore points so, if that's the only consideration, would you say I'm okay fixing it?

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Yes I would

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Thanks again!