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Old 11-26-2006, 06:00 PM
parabel parabel is offline
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Question Too Big Backup Sparseimage File?!

Hello!

I have a 160 GB harddisk in my PowerPC iMac (with OSX 10.4.8) of which only about 25 GBs are used at the moment.
I regularily make backups with SD (version 2.1.3. v80) to a sparseimage file on an external USB2 drive with 320 GB using SmartUpdate (which is great, btw).

Before I updated my backup image today, I checked its size. It was about 57 GB, but that was okay because my internal source disk was filled with some large files at the time I made the last backup.
But since I now removed them from my internal HD, I expected the backup file to get smaller, too.
But instead, it is now about 60 GBs, even though the source disk has only 25 GBs of files on it!

What's wrong and how can I get my backup file to be smaller again?

Thanks for your help! And tell me if you need further information or screenshots or something to help me...
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