New to AOMEI Do not understand why system backup file is so large
Hi all I have had AOMEI backupper for just a couple of days and have made two backups 1 system and 1 file backup.
The system backup took at least 3 hours. I'm not sure as I had to leave it running. But the main problem is the size of the file.
It is 403GB! this is for a system on a 240gb SSD and only 90Gb of that is used.
I have used shadow protect for years and always loved it but lately they have mucked up their software and I am getting nowhere with them. I mention this because a full backup of the same system using shadowprotect only uses 70.8Gb.
How can a backup take 403Gb when I am only using 90Gb
BTW I left the compression on the default setting when I ran the backup.
The file backup is ok taking 26GB backing up my user folder of 43GB
Update just tried to restore the image to another drive for test purposes and when I select the image I get "Invalid Image File. This file may not be complete or has been damaged"
I am thinking that I ran out of space on my 2TB backup drive as I notice it is now completely full. Obviously I didn't expect sauch a large file to be made.
I have edited this as I cant seem to get past the authorisation code - why wont it work?