I am new to urbackup, trying to find a replacement for Windows Server Essential bare metal backup. Urbackup seems to be generally working well for me. I purchased a license for the CBT client to test the speed beginning using a single machine. Again this worked great.
However, I have a huge issue with the disk space occupied by the CBT client application v2.4.10 on Windows. I find that after 12 hours of running, the application uses over 500 GB of disk space, occupying more than half of my OS system SSD and more than double the dataset on the drive. Digging in the program directory, I found a file named “hdat_file_e.dat” which accounts for 99% of the problem (502 GB in size).
I do have two spinning hard drives attached to this machine but they were excluded from both the image and the file backup. In the settings, image backup is set to “C” under “Volumes to backup.” Also under “Add/Remove backup path” only the “C:” drive is listed. However, I did NOT specifically exclude the E: and F: drives in the settings under “Exclude from backup” because they is not part of the backup path in the first place.
I would appreciate some help as in this form the program is not usable. Given that I am a noob with this, I assume I am doing something stupid.