File backup much smaller as it should


#1

Hi everyone,
I have placed Urbackup as my main backup solution around the house. I have added several computers, but it seems that hte used storage for backups is way to small.
Let me explain that a little bit more. There is a client who has about 500GB of photos and videos which I added to the list of things to backup. As videos and photos cannot be compressed any more I expect that the client backup is about 450GB at bare minimum. But thats not the case. It is about 360GB and also on the filesystem I see those around 450+GB. I do now think that hte backup is incomplete. The GUI tells me everything is ok, incremental backups are running fine…
If I ass a file and run an incremental backup I can immediatly see it in the GUI and can restore it.
But how could that happen that I muss around 100+GB?
It is important that all files are available in the backup.

Server and Clients are on the latest available versions.
Cheers!


#2

Hi

Could be that somes photos got copied around.


#3

Hi,

what do you mean by that?


#4

That on the origianl computer , if you copy one file , so that you have the same in 2 places.
Urbackup will reconise that and consume only the space of a single file.
…else it may be a bug

Maybe try running https://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/ to check if you have a lot of duplicated files.
Then please report if that s the case or not


#5

Hi,

thanks for you answer. I did not know that urbackup is searching for duplicated files. That could be the reason, I will check that. Otherwise I will come back to the thread :slight_smile: