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vrdb eats room on hd?
« on: June 06, 2009, 09:08:50 PM »
does the vrdb take up room on your hd if allowed to generate? and how much does it take up if it does at all?

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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 09:42:56 PM »
Hi hello2007!

As far as I am concerned the VRDB only takes about 1 to 2 MB of disc space...
So its almost not noticeable. ;)

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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009, 10:16:52 PM »
Hi hello2007!

As far as I am concerned the VRDB only takes about 1 to 2 MB of disc space...
So its almost not noticeable. ;)

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so do you recommend letting it generate whenever i'm away from the computer?

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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009, 11:11:13 PM »
The VRDB doesn't take up that much room (but it will be more than 1-2MB) as it isn't a full backup, but just records information on the files that it covers to be able to attempt a repair if a file becomes infected.

This is the VRDB's integrity file, C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\integ\avast.int, mine is a little under 9MB.
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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 11:24:09 PM »
Oh, you're right DavidR!

I just noticed that I didn't let it generate yet (reinstalled my computer recently...)
Now, after the generating process the file has about 30 MB...

Sorry for my wrong information  :-[

I although recommend letting it generate. :)

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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009, 11:32:35 PM »
It depends on how many executables (.exe, .com) you have in your system.
My VRDB takes 18,9 Mb ;)
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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 02:17:13 AM »
It depends on how many executables (.exe, .com) you have in your system.
My VRDB takes 18,9 Mb ;)

thanks guys so will it continue to eat memory as it keeps generating or is there a cap where it doesn't go past. I know it's a novice question but I have no idea so I'm wondering

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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009, 02:28:21 AM »
It only runs once every 21 days (or if you run it manually), so like any program that is running it will 'use' RAM and that is managed by windows, once finished that RAM is released as normal by windows. RAM is a resource and as such is there to be used if you keep running low you should consider increasing it as avast wouldn't be the only application to benefit.
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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2009, 02:36:35 AM »
Are you possibly confusing memory (RAM) with disk space?
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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2009, 02:42:24 AM »
Are you possibly confusing memory (RAM) with disk space?
Not me. 18,9 Mb of disk space, not RAM ;)
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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2009, 02:43:19 AM »
Sorry, that question was for Hello2007.
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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2009, 02:48:33 AM »
Sorry, that question was for Hello2007.
No need to be sorry :)
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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2009, 03:50:54 AM »
Are you possibly confusing memory (RAM) with disk space?

no, I remeber when I had windows recovery active it ate up huge amounts of gb's. I have vista and every week my storage space would decreaase by 3-5 gb so I deleted the windows recovery so I'm assuming vrdb is the same like that so will it eat up mb after mb & gb after gb by the week as the weeks add up?

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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2009, 04:17:26 AM »
I don't think so. It will add up slowly, replacing old information with new as files are updated, and adding more information as system files are added. That's my take on it, anyway. Mine is at just under 29Mb, and I've had Avast on the computer over 2 years. Tiny percentage of disk space, really.
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Re: vrdb eats room on hd?
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2009, 05:18:23 AM »
I don't think so. It will add up slowly, replacing old information with new as files are updated, and adding more information as system files are added. That's my take on it, anyway. Mine is at just under 29Mb, and I've had Avast on the computer over 2 years. Tiny percentage of disk space, really.

is there an option where I can delete the added files that were generated if I chose too?