Misreported backup size

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Brian E
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Misreported backup size

Post by Brian E » Fri May 20, 2005 12:45 pm

Still problems with some autorunning backups indicating backup size way in excess of the actual value (perhaps by a factor of a hundred or so).
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Estimated backup size

Post by Barry » Fri May 20, 2005 2:12 pm

Is that the estimated backup size?

This is often not very accurate because it is based on the compressed size of files of the same type spread over a few file size ranges. The more files selected for backup the more accurate the figure should be.

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Post by Brian E » Thu May 26, 2005 7:06 pm

Actually, I've just realised that it's my eyesight that's in error! Having looked more closely when I thought this had occurred again (today), I could see that the estimated size was in kb (e.g., 930kb). I had assumed the size of the backup was being displayed in Mb, since CR-R(W)'s are normally expressed in Mb of capacity. Perhaps it would be better if the above (as an example) were expressed as 0.93Mb, rather than 930kb?
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