problems with hard drive space

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Softland
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Postby Softland » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:57 pm

Hi everyone, I recently installed fbackup and set up a mirrored regularly schedules backup of the entire contents of my desktop (all my important stuff) to a 500 GB external drive that I keep hooked to my laptop with a USB cable. The backup was scheduled to run once a day, every day and the entire volume of backed up desktop contents totalled 260 GB, roughly. Each time the backup was done it should have added only a few megs at a time for new work files etc. Either way, something strange is happening. The fbackup system claims that my backups are failing daily due to insufficient space. When I open my disk folder and see the external drive, it also shows it as full with only a megabyte of space left. However, when I actually open the external drive folder up, the total contents of my "backup" file are only the 260 GB Im supposed to have in there. the only other files in the external drive are a VLC media file thats 528 bytes in size and an archive file with 0 bytes... yet when I close the external drive file and see it in my system folder, its shown as completely full, all 500 gigs. Anyone with an answer?



Softland
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Postby Softland » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:39 am

Hi,


It seems you have some hidden files/folders there.

How much free disc space you have on the external drive before running the backup?



cleanwalk
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Postby cleanwalk » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:41 pm

The drive was new, completely empty, registering just under 500 gigs of free space and the desktop files I set for backup totalled 264 gigs, no hidden files I know of at all since I knew what I was targeting for upload. How would I find the hidden files? could Fbackup have loaded a second copy of everything without showing it?


thanks for the help, appreciated



cleanwalk
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Postby cleanwalk » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:49 pm

Ran properties for the external hard disk file and checked off the "show hidden files" option, nothing new showed up.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:05 pm

Hi,


So before the backup you had 500 GB free disk space.

The backup is only 260 GB but your hdd is full?


How many backup executions you performed?



cleanwalk
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Postby cleanwalk » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:50 am

Hey,


Yes, at the time I set fbackup to run for the first time, I had 500 gb free on my external drive, the backup total for all files selected is 260 gb, if I open the contents of the external disk and right click the "backup" file it shows it as having a content of only 260 gb, but the closed external disk icon in my computer folder shows it as being full to max capacity (470 gb) If by how many backup exectutions you're referring to individual scheduled backups/synchs than I've run one per day for the last month and a half, until recently when it registered as "full".


Not sure if its relevant, but, aside from the 260 gb backup file itself inside my external drive folder, there are two other files, one for VLC media player, registering as having a size of one kb and another odd looking little disc and box shaped file that shows as having no size at all



Softland
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Postby Softland » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:22 pm

Hi,


Please send me the .fkc catalog file from the backup destination to: info[at]fbackup[dot]com



cleanwalk
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Postby cleanwalk » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:26 am

I'm sorry, a bit less than expert at this, where would I wind the .fkc catalgo file?



Softland
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Postby Softland » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:03 pm

Hi,


You can find that file in the backup destination drive, near the backup folder.



cleanwalk
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Postby cleanwalk » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:09 pm

Found the file, sent it just now to the email you posted above and thank you for the attention to the problem. Hope my email doesn't get marked as spam for any reason.


thanks again




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