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Azure is backing up the whole drive instead of selected folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • I selected a folder when I started the backup job using Mars agent. As of now the total backed up size has surpassed the folder size which I had selected. It means it is taking full disk backup. Any suggestions?
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:21 PM

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  • The reason for increasing backup size depends on the churn rate based on which the incremental backups run as per the schedule configured. 

    For example: You've a folder size 100 MB backed up on day 1

    Day 2 incremental backup runs as per the schedule and it takes backup of all the changes that has taken place within the folder. This change or churn rate could be 50 MB. If you've retention set to 10 days it will add 500 MB more at the end of 10th day.

    Hope this clarifies!

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:13 AM
    Moderator