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SpaceRoger
03-15-2006, 12:15 PM
My backup only copies some files from my User account. The size of the backp is about 20gigs (as of today). I have set the options to Smart Update to a sparse image. So I guess the image file should reflect the size of the files i'm backing up. However, the image file is more than 100gig. Why? How can I make it smaller?

I've tried to change the settings of the backup to Erase Than Copy, thinking that maybe the image file would be recreated from scrach to a smaller filesize. It didn't work, the size is the same. I could probably create a new disk image and really start from scratch, but I was wondering if there was another way? And does the file of the image will always go bigger and bigger?

Anyone has an idea?

dnanian
03-15-2006, 12:20 PM
Check out this thread (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1140) for the answer, SpaceRoger.

SpaceRoger
03-15-2006, 03:55 PM
Thanks, it worked fine.
Sorry for the new Thread I could't find the "Search" field to search the forums!
I Hate doing a new Thread for nothing. Well, anyways, it's working now.

dnanian
03-15-2006, 04:05 PM
No problem at all, SpaceRoger; the board doesn't mind the additional thread. ;)