Larger than expected backup files

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Larger than expected backup files

Veeam Logoby networkn » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:09 pm

Hi.

So I installed Veeam Endpoint free onto my office PC, to test it. First backup went fine, was 60GB, about what I'd expect. The second backup ran and was 15GB. I assumed that was incremental and that perhaps it used block change technology similar to SP, but at 15GB I'm guessing not.
Is it expected that all subsequent backups, are going to be 15GB in size?
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Re: Larger than expected backup files

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:41 pm

Hi AndreS,

What backup mode are you using and I wonder what ‘SP’ means :D
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Re: Larger than expected backup files

Veeam Logoby networkn » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:55 pm

Sp = Shadowprotect :)

Volume Level Backup to a Shared Network Folder (I think that's what you are asking in terms of backup mode)
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Re: Larger than expected backup files

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:04 pm

Thanks for the clarifications. Yup, VEB does use the change block tracking logic while performing an incremental backup. If the size of incremental backup is large – probably changes on the source disk have resulted this. That could be a file modification/file copy or even disk defragmentation.
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