Money asking for 2nd media to backup too

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money UK' started by AndyPandy, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Guest

    I've backed up money to a USB drive for years without problems.
    This USB drive is 16Gb big so has plenty of space.

    I've always ignored the 'Estimated bytes need for backup file:1619550
    bytes, which is about 2 floppy disks' message

    Today (even on a restored partition) the backup is saying it
    requires 2 disks and indeed asking for a 2nd disk even though the
    USB drive is nearly empty, clicking 'OK' finishes the backup. Also
    writes 2 files backup.1 & backup2.

    I've never had this message before and don't want it now.
    Is there a way to fool Money that the disk has huge capacity asnd is
    not a floppy? Many thanks for any assistance.
    AndyPandy
     
    AndyPandy, Aug 15, 2009
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  2. AndyPandy

    Cal Learner Guest

    In microsoft.public.uk.money, AndyPandy wrote:

    >I've backed up money to a USB drive for years without problems.
    >This USB drive is 16Gb big so has plenty of space.
    >
    >I've always ignored the 'Estimated bytes need for backup file:1619550
    >bytes, which is about 2 floppy disks' message
    >
    >Today (even on a restored partition) the backup is saying it
    >requires 2 disks and indeed asking for a 2nd disk even though the
    >USB drive is nearly empty, clicking 'OK' finishes the backup. Also
    >writes 2 files backup.1 & backup2.
    >
    >I've never had this message before and don't want it now.
    >Is there a way to fool Money that the disk has huge capacity asnd is
    >not a floppy? Many thanks for any assistance.



    Add enough files to leave less than 2 GB of free space on the USB
    drive.
     
    Cal Learner, Aug 15, 2009
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  3. AndyPandy

    John Guest

    On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 16:27:49 +0100, AndyPandy wrote:

    > I've backed up money to a USB drive for years without problems.
    > This USB drive is 16Gb big so has plenty of space.
    >
    > I've always ignored the 'Estimated bytes need for backup file:1619550
    > bytes, which is about 2 floppy disks' message
    >
    > Today (even on a restored partition) the backup is saying it
    > requires 2 disks and indeed asking for a 2nd disk even though the
    > USB drive is nearly empty, clicking 'OK' finishes the backup. Also
    > writes 2 files backup.1 & backup2.
    >
    > I've never had this message before and don't want it now.
    > Is there a way to fool Money that the disk has huge capacity asnd is
    > not a floppy? Many thanks for any assistance.
    > AndyPandy


    Check to see if your backup options have changed.
     
    John, Aug 15, 2009
    #3
  4. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Guest

    On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 10:39:59 -0500, Cal Learner
    <> wrote:

    >In microsoft.public.uk.money, AndyPandy wrote:
    >
    >>I've backed up money to a USB drive for years without problems.
    >>This USB drive is 16Gb big so has plenty of space.
    >>
    >>I've always ignored the 'Estimated bytes need for backup file:1619550
    >>bytes, which is about 2 floppy disks' message
    >>
    >>Today (even on a restored partition) the backup is saying it
    >>requires 2 disks and indeed asking for a 2nd disk even though the
    >>USB drive is nearly empty, clicking 'OK' finishes the backup. Also
    >>writes 2 files backup.1 & backup2.
    >>
    >>I've never had this message before and don't want it now.
    >>Is there a way to fool Money that the disk has huge capacity asnd is
    >>not a floppy? Many thanks for any assistance.

    >
    >
    >Add enough files to leave less than 2 GB of free space on the USB
    >drive.

    Strange but it worked, thank you.
    AndyPandy
     
    AndyPandy, Aug 18, 2009
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