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How to delete generated vrdb database ?
« on: January 07, 2007, 06:18:28 AM »
Hi

I'm new to avast here, just installed it last week right after my NAV2005
subscription's dead and now want to give avast a go..

anyway, I'm using a laptop that only had 40 Gb of hard disk..
after reading about vrdb, I'm changing my mind to not using
this feature cause I worried it will cost me extra space
in my hard drive.... 40 Gb is not that much anyway, so I'm
a little paranoid on this one.

so I already disabled the vrdb function...
but I wonder can I delete the database which was created by vrdb
earlier before I disabled it.

thx

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Re: How to delete generated vrdb database ?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 12:01:16 PM »
hi and welcome..!

VRDB database creates a backup of some important for the system files so in the case ur pc gets infected by a virus and affects ur system files,u can restore them and make ur pc work again..don't worry about the size of files coz is very small..u won't notice any big difference in ur HDD'S size..enable it again and let it "generate" coz its a rly important feature that only avast has(other AV products have something similar though(System backup etc)

i hope i helped u..have a nice day ;)
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Re: How to delete generated vrdb database ?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2007, 02:10:54 PM »
VRDB stores in file "avast.int" located here: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\integ
On my PC it takes only 6,75 МБ :)

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Re: How to delete generated vrdb database ?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007, 02:35:04 PM »
VRDB stores in file "avast.int" located here: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\integ
On my PC it takes only 6,75 МБ :)


on my pc takes 10mb but its still low in comparison with my 80gb HDD ;)
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Re: How to delete generated vrdb database ?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 03:30:55 PM »
I think the value outweighs the size issue, currently mine is 8.5MB.

The VRDB isn't a back-up tool where it keeps a copy of the file/s that it seeks to protect so the size shouldn't grow to something like system restore. The system volume information folder (SVI), that has the restore points really is something you should keep in check. I have seen and heard of SVI sizes in the region of 1-1.5 GB in size. You can keep that to a manageable size by periodically cleaning it to the last restore point using the disk cleanup.
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Re: How to delete generated vrdb database ?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 08:57:32 PM »
so I already disabled the vrdb function...
but I wonder can I delete the database which was created by vrdb
earlier before I disabled it.
You can judge by yourself...
The file is C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\integ\avast.int
I think it worths the space...
« Last Edit: January 07, 2007, 08:59:14 PM by Tech »
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Re: How to delete generated vrdb database ?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2007, 01:57:41 PM »
thx for the response, I've just checked that mine is about 6Mb.


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Re: How to delete generated vrdb database ?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2007, 02:16:08 PM »
It will grow but not massively but no where like the system volume information folder, if you keep that in check you shouldn't have any space issue 40GB is quite a lot. You could also get an external USB/Firewire HDD enclosure, if you need to store lots of music, pictures, etc.
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