Storage Craft backup too large - comparison tool
Posted on 2013-12-09
Have a Windows 2012 Standard 64-bit Server, with StorageCraft v5.14
If I run an incremental backup during the day the file size is less that 1gb. If the incremental backup runs at its 8am scheduled time it is over 7.5gb. I have picked over the event log for any conflicting processes, and rescheduled them all. Now after the backup runs, a defrag (if the drive is over 30% defragmented) runs AFTER the backup. If I compare the (2) different backups, the files and folder sizes are within .5gb in size.
Is there a comparison utility / tool out there, that I can use to compare these .spi files (and/or md5 files) to see why there is such a huge difference. General concensus is that there is some process running at night that is causing this.
Goal: I want to bring the file size down, so it is feasible to use the ImageManager to transfer the .spi file offsite.