I backed up a 500 GB drive on my new Windows 10 desktop computer. The backup contains 100 GB of data. I am trying to restore the data to a laptop with a 150GB harddrive.
However, I am getting this error message: "The selected destination is too small to hold the data."
I can restore on a file-by-file basis, but this is painfully slow. I was able to successfully restore this data last month before I encrypted by desktop using bitlocker.
thanks for your feedback.
I checked properties on the drive I backed up (source), and it shows 96 GB used and 453 GB free, for a total of 550 GB
The backup file has a size of 49 GB
The destinartion drive has a sixe of 151GB and I just did a quick format.
Based on the articele you referenced, it looks like I need 130GB on the destination drive: [550/16+96 = 130]
Yes, agreed - there should be enough space for this to work.
Can you provide a screenshot of the error please? Can you also confirm exact version of VSR by checking the versions details in Help/About in the console (don't provide a screenshot as this area contains your license info).
Another way to restore this data is:
I'm trying your most recent suggestion now, and it seems to be working, although will take about 6 hours to complete.
Here's my version of Veritas System Recovery 188.8.131.52166
I've attached 2 files with the actual error.
FYI -- the time estimate to restore all of my files is "about 1 day," using the method suggested in your post.
This works, but is pretty slow. Our data has a lot of small files, which seem to go slowly.