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Old 03-15-2006, 11:15 AM
SpaceRoger SpaceRoger is offline
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Disk Image size a lot bigger than the backup size

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?
G5 Dual 2GHz, Tiger 10.4.5
Backuping on a network G4.
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