Hello everyone! So I have windows backups happening every week and I noticed that about every backup it is adding 8 gigs to my backups (i have a image and normal backups activated) This happens without me really downloading or adding anything (files etc.) to that hard drive. Anyone have an idea of What is going on? Is there a feature I have on that is doing this? It has been happening for months and I only have 30 gigs of space on my backup hard drive.
If you do have it set to do incremental backups and you also do a weekly defrag, it will do a full backup each time, its to do with the way it determines what has changed but that doesn't explain why your backups are increasing in size.
Try noting the size of the drives you are backing up before each backup to see if you can identify the cause of the increase i.e is it the backups that are increasing for some reason or a genuine increase in the drive size also for some reason.
I think I am doing a full backup each week, cant find how to do incremental. Should I try a free backup program? Kind of wanted to limit 3rd party apps like that though. Also, will test it out this coming sunday again to see if it adds more space. - swear it is though.
Tell you what i do as long as you have a Western Digital system on your system WD have a free cutdown copy of Acronis that does a clone of your drive i have two drives and alternate every week to clone my drive.In the event of a drive failing or drive infection it would take be litterally 5 minutes to swap drives,i usually do a clone overnight as it takes about 5 hours for my system and then it automatically swithches the machine of when it's finished.