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05-03-2006, 08:14 PM

I'm doing a Smart Backup of my home directory. After a few weeks, I've got a sparse image that is 20 gigs large, but when I mount it, the total size of all the backed up data is only 4 gigs. What is accounting for the other 16 gigs?

Thanks again for the excellent software. It is very easy to use.


05-03-2006, 08:17 PM
Unfortunately, OSX doesn't seem to reuse freed space in the sparse image very efficiently. You can shrink the image, though -- see this thread (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1115) for the technique.