Question Backblaze's backblaze.bzpkg file insanely huge

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[Moderator note: moved post to Mac OS X.]

So I was cleaning up space on my Mac Pro SSD, using Disk Inventory X, and came across the backblaze.bzpkg file, which is currently taking up 15GB!!! Unacceptable. Does anyone know a way to shrink this file (besides the ridiculous suggestion of "exclude large files from backup")? Or, alternatively, is there a better cloud backup solution that doesn't use my SSD as their own personal junkyard?

I tried setting the "Temporary data drive" option to my external 7200rpm drive but the setting doesn't stick, I assume because it's an external drive (it's a Mac Pro trashcan, I have no option other than the external drive).

Any tips?
 

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Mine is 1.17GB. Not an issue. What is "Temporary data drive" setting? Is that backblaze? Backblaze is the best online backup ever. Have you done a safeboot? Is your Backblaze the latest version? 15GB is not that much. Had CCC doing snapshots 50GB+.
 

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Latest version of Backblaze. And yes, 15GB is a lot. Especially on an SSD, as mentioned in my post. Frankly anything over 1GB is a lot, all it needs to do is catalog, it doesn't need to do a whole local backup or whatever it's doing.
 
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