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windows backup?

By stankmaster ·
my backup file keeps growing? I have it set to replace backup file, full backup, every night. Why does the file itself keep growing considerably in size. I have not added barely any new data to the drives or updated OS.

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Could be simple

by scott_heath In reply to windows backup?

Windows Backup will grab anything with the Archive bit set. If you are backing up your whole drive including the Windows, Program Files, and Users directories you are most likely getting tons of files you don't need that have changed minimally.

What version of Windows and backup software are you using?

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Scott
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xp

by stankmaster In reply to Could be simple

I'm running XP SP3, so whatever version comes with that.

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by scott_heath In reply to xp

Can you post a link to a screenshot of your backup config?

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Scott

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