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Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by TerryFox, Dec 30, 2007.

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  1. TerryFox

    TerryFox Registered Member

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    Hi ... I'm using TI 11 latest version on my xp pro sp2 pc . I did a full backup of my C drive onto a different partition drive X awhile back ( 8 months ago ). Any ways I deleted this backup and just now did a new backup of my c drive , Though I now notice the size is much smaller , Why is that ? I would think it would be bigger rather than smaller considering I added more data onto my c drive . So what gives with the smaller size ? Thanks

    BTW Its the same option I use with my first backup full
     
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    Are you sure you did a full backup and not an incremental or differential?
     
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    Did you do a "partition" backup or a "disk" backup (all partitions) or a "Files & Folders" Backup.

    You would normally expect it to be larger unless you have moved or deleted some files.
     
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    What is and was the size of the backups?
    Did you use the same compression?
    What is the actual amount of disk space used on C?
    You may have had a whole load of temporary, log, prefetch files, or other rubbish in the original which you got rid of.
     
  5. nb47

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    Yeah ,cleaning out all of the 'garbage' makes a difference . Makes your restores faster too , obviously. :D
     
  6. TerryFox

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    Hi ... I selected " My Computer " and then Disks & Partitions , hightlighted the C drive and made a full backup onto my other X drive , It was not incremental or differential back up but full . Both was done this way and no I didn't delete any junk files or microsoft updates or prefetch files , None at all , Infact I added more data this is why I find this odd . Thanks
     
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    Well you haven't answered any of my questions so can't help.
    Obviously more data = bigger backups, therefore there is a reason somewhere for it.
     
  8. TerryFox

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    now its just 3.3gb , before it was just over 5 gb

    yes its the same

    over 60gb of free space on c drive


    Like I said before nothing gone deleted or remove only extra data got added
     
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    Thanks for that info.
    1.5 Gb is a hell of a difference if you haven't cleaned anything off the system of course.
    The only thing i can think of is that the latest backup is ignoring something the other backup wasn't. Is that a possibility?
     
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    ...and you haven't run Disk Cleanup at any time? I did this on our 'old' PC yesterday and got a similar reduction, mostly from XP compressing old files.
     
  11. TerryFox

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    Hi , All I know if I make a full back up onto my other partition and later ( it can be within a few hours or longer ) decide to delete this backup , reboot my system and do exactly another backup it will be smaller , I can't understand why .
     
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    so in the end the backup will be zero bytes big if you carry on - sorry, it makes no sense what you say.

    What i've been trying to ask all along is the actual size difference - what is it?
     
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