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Kudos0

Online backup storage space

I am using online backup and it tells me I have 6.1 of 7.0 GB available.  However, when I run a preview on a backup set it tells me I need 3.8 GB of space for the back up.  Which is correct?  Am I doing something wrong? Does it compress online?

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Kudos0

Re: Online backup storage space

I am using online backup and it tells me I have 6.1 of 7.0 GB available.  However, when I run a preview on a backup set it tells me I need 3.8 GB of space for the back up.  Which is correct?  Am I doing something wrong? Does it compress online?

Kudos0

Re: Online backup storage space


scottdhall wrote:

I am using online backup and it tells me I have 6.1 of 7.0 GB available.  However, when I run a preview on a backup set it tells me I need 3.8 GB of space for the back up.  Which is correct?  Am I doing something wrong? Does it compress online?


Welcome,

It looks like apples and oranges. You have 6.1 GB of space available on the server to store backups. Your system is telling you that it will need 3.8 GB of space to do a backup. If my math is correct you will still have 2.3GB of space left on the server do do online backups.

Hope this helps. We'll leave a light on

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Online backup storage space

I think I need to clarify...when I run a backup preview it states I need 3.8 GB of space.  However after I run the backup, it tells me it only used .9GB of my available space.  Why the difference?

Thanks.

Kudos0

Re: Online backup storage space


scottdhall wrote:

I think I need to clarify...when I run a backup preview it states I need 3.8 GB of space.  However after I run the backup, it tells me it only used .9GB of my available space.  Why the difference?

Thanks.


I'm going to take a quick guess here. Backups are encrypted in your computer for transmission to the Norton server. I suspect that they are processed there to compact them and give you the most possible space. They would still be encrypted for security reasons. Nothing official in what I say

Hope this helps

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Online backup storage space

Thanks.  I'll bet you are correct.

Kudos0

Re: Online backup storage space

Maybe, maybe not. There are variables to consider when running backups. Some of the key items to ask:

  • Are you changing the default selection between the time of the calculation and the actual backup?
  • Is it giving you that estimate every time or was it only the first backup?
  • Are you getting any errors about files in use?

The service does utilize compression but its more for speeding up transfers, the encryption and back-end storage. It wouldn't change your overall storage.

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