I've been 'using' the builtin backup & restore for the last couple of years. But just recently, it got to the end of my 500Gb external drive.
I went looking to cut out some old stuff, but judging from the folder structure it has only ever being doing incremental backups, for 3-odd years. Some vague trawling through the Help made me expect it to have done some intervening full backups, but I've just got one root "Backup Set" folder, and 77 subfolders.
There are two halves to this question:
- What should I have done? (Apart from choose another backup solution!) A cursory wander through the different windows didn't seem to throw up any meaningful options.
- What should I do now? I could just bin the lot and start over (I'm not that attached to the history), but is there a more elegant solution than that?