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Norton Ghost 9 - Incremental backup large as basline, why?

I have Norton Ghost 9 and did a 35 gb baseline back-up. When I did an incremental back-up, it was also 35 gb. Shouldn't an incremental back-up only reflect any changes I made since the baseline back-up and not re-image the entire drive. Because of this problem, the baseline and incremental have eaten up more than 50% of my 120 gb external hard drive.

Also, the back-up created seven 4.4 gb files. Why can't it just create a single back-up file. The box asking to divide files in the edit jobs page is UNchecked.


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I bet you defragmented between backups?

As such the change in the image will be almost the same as the initial.

Think about it.


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Did not defrag

I did NOT do a defrag on either the source drive or the destination drive.

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Call it in.
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Liveupdate / Ghost version changed

I had the same problem just now.

However, recently I did a Norton liveupdate, and this updated also my Ghost 9 (now running Ghost version

This could a valid reason, because even if we asked for only an incremental backup, Ghost needs maybe to run a Baseline backup first because of the Ghost update

Explanation: something may have changed in the backup format or the new Ghost release may correct a known issue, and therefore it would be safer for the new Ghost to start with a clean Baseline backup. However any subsequent incremental backup should really be an incremental one (until Ghost gets updated again ....).

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