i just did a copy-only backup of a database that is 18 gigs in size with a log file of about 700 meg in size
the bak file is 29 gigs.....
backup type was full
options where back up to the existing media set
append to the existing media set.
does anyone know why it is so big... the scheduled full backups are only about 18 gig
my copy is about 75 percent bigger than the actual database itself