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Hi Friends I made a mistake of enabling Snapshot function from Mandriva Control Center for backing up my system. Now my Home partition all but full of back ups within ...
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    Unhappy Help needed from Snapshot Horror


    Hi Friends

    I made a mistake of enabling Snapshot function from Mandriva Control Center for backing up my system. Now my Home partition all but full of back ups within 6 hours. I need your help on deleting the huge backup files created by snapshot(tried shift+del for no use) and more importantly how do i stop it from doing this again(like unistalling this feature).

    I am using Mandriva One 2009 Spring Edition with KDE 4.2.4

    Kindly help me on this problem

    Thanks in advance

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    Remove them as root.
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    Hi B2bwild

    Thanks for the suggestion. I've already tried uninstalling draksnapshot as root but still the backup files are refusing to get delete.

    Any suggetsion on deleting the backup files?

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    You don't need to take such drastic measures.
    Open the MCC (type mcc in a terminal or Configure Your Computer in the KDE launcher) and then go to System>Snapshots and disable it.
    Then there should be no problem deleting the snapshot files as root.
    For future reference, you could use an external hard drive to store the snapshots. That's what I do. Plug in once a day and the wizard does the work.
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    Well, check for disk errors.
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