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Home drive contains RECYCLER folder.

By m.graft ·
We have noticed that since the migration from NT4 to AD on W2K3, some of the users home drive ( that are on a network share)are containing a RECYCLER folder which in this case increasing the size of the folder causing the problem of not allowing the user to save extra files on their home drive (Z:\drive). The user?s home drive has a quota limit of 100mb.
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by BFilmFan In reply to Home drive contains RECYC ...

The recycle bin is part of the user's profile settings. You can set that to 0, but then if a user accidentally deletes a file, they will ahve a difficult time retrieving it.

You can and should redirect that to their local drive, but then an issue might arise where a document is unavailable for retrieval on deletion if they are not on the system where it was deleted.

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No argument with CP's suggestion there at all, except I would set the recycle bin size way down, say something like 5 meg.

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by cp7212 In reply to Home drive contains RECYC ...

BFilm, isn't that the whole point of incremental/full backups? Set the recycler to zero and set your server to incrementally backup the users' home drives like once a day at a specified time, then do a full backup on Sunday at noon (or whenever your downtime is).

Is your server large enough to handle full backups for all of your users' home drives? Depending on the settings, temp files will be moved to Recycler, also. That will cause a never-ending headache for your disk quotas also.

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by ManISKid In reply to Home drive contains RECYC ...

Win2k3 has something called shadow volumes, this keeps a up to 63 most recent copies of changed or deleted files at a location specified by the utility.

This is not a backup utility and does not replace proper backing up. These files can be placed back into the original location or somewhere else easily. The shadowing tab should be right next to the quota tab in the volume properties.

Hence, diverting the recycler to the local computer and enabling shadowing increases redundancy and allows users to add up to their quota of 'useful' files

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