Question Backup of 500gb C drive is 926gb?

sodium.in.toilet

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I'm using MiniTool shadow maker to back up my 500gb C drive. I have it set to once a week and to back it up to a 1TB hard drive that has nothing else on it. On the 1tb drive there's a 926gb folder with 4 files in it. the first file is 210gb, second is 56.2gb, third is 338gb, and the last one is 321gb. every week one of these files would pop up in the folder. Why is the backup of a 500gb drive almost a tb? Am i supposed to delete the old ones or something? Do I have something set wrong?

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USAFRet

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I don't know that specific tool, but if it is set to do a Full backup routinely, and it never removes the old ones....yes, the space on that 1TB will quickly be consumed.

There should be a setting in there to delete the oldest or similar.
I know Macrium does that, as well a s others.

"Keep X copies"
or
"Delete the oldest when there is less than XX GB free space."

Something like that.
 

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