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Kudos0

Complete/Full Backup vs Incemental Backup

I am beginning to get very frustrated with Norton Security with Backup (v22). I am running 2 backup sets, one has 1.6TB of data, the other is 1.2TB of data. For some reason the primary backup (1.6TB) is taking up 3.5TB of HD space. It seems as though it is just layering backups on top of backups. The secondary backup (1.2TB) is only taking up 1.2TB of space, and seemingly working properly.

How can I remove this bloat and stop it from happening again?

Thanks,

Keith

Labels: Backup

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Kudos0

Re: Complete/Full Backup vs Incemental Backup

Hi BeastieKeith.

From what I have seen it appears that sometimes NS seems to lose it place on incremental backups and re-run the full backup adding that to the original backup file.  The result is an excessively large file that is of no more use than the normal backup.  If this happens to me I just delete the overly large backup and re run it.  I know that doing this with 1.6 TB of data will take some time but it is what I suggest.

Because of this apparent glitch I always aim to run two identical parallel backups so that if either seems to start growing I can delete it and be protected by the other one until I can re-run the "faulty" one.  I realise that with such a large data set you may be reluctant to do this.

Mike
Kudos0

Re: Complete/Full Backup vs Incemental Backup

A side by side comparison of incremental, differential and full backups. Their impact on backup and restore time, storage requirements, ...

Kudos0

Re: Complete/Full Backup vs Incemental Backup

So when is Norton going to fix this bug. Here I am 5 weeks later and guess what, all my drives are full because of this bloat. I deleted and rebacked up before. It took basically a whole day of deleting and another day for backing up. Now I need to this all over again. I will not be renewing my subscription if they do not get this sorted out. For a relatively expensive program, this is complete BS.

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