I've been a user of Veeam backup and replication for many years - I've used it in anger several times and have great faith in veeam products, which is why i was very happy to see the endpoint product for home user desktops. I also think that because of this, I have a fairly good understanding of how the Veeam backup engine works which is why I'm a bit confused.
So, using Endpoint backup I back up my entire computer, a system drive (a 250gb SSD) and my data drive, a 3tb standard hdd.
The system disk contains the OS, browser caches etc, so it's fairly dynamic and I'd expect a lot of changes - my last back up shows about 5gb of changes from the last backup (which was about 3 days previously) which is entirely expected.
My data disk has got just my data on it, and of it is static - indeed, much of it where possible is compressed with ntfs compression because it is read more than it is written - and some if it is never written such as my mp3 collection and my digital camera c2r raw files.
so it confuses me that where i know i've only copied a couple of GBs of photos from my camera, the restore point ends up being around 40gb.
This surprises me because where I use backup and replication at work to backup our servers, cbt seems to perform in much the way i would expect it to - it transfers the changes in scale which is entirely expected and predictable (ie if i copy 20gb to a server disk, the backup tends to be around that size)
So what I'm asking, is this expected?
Is this a consequence of me using NTFS compression on much of my volume, and is there a way to see exactly what is being backed up in each incremental, just in case there is something else going on?