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Initial TM backup seems smaller than original (boot drive)?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:28 pm    Post subject: Initial TM backup seems smaller than original (boot drive)? Reply with quote

Hello,

I don't know much about how TM works and what it possibly excludes when doing the initial (full) back-up, but after doing that initial back-up its size (on the ext HDD) is 32,87 GB whilst the info on my (backed up) boot drive says:
used 38,87 GB on disk.
Could anyone tell me if that's normal/okay or not?

Thanks in advance!

Edit:
On my backing up our 2nd macmini I found the same:
TM initial full back-up is 22.66 GB, bootable drive "used 26.11 GB on disk"
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

think you'll find that TM excludes some files such as the "SleepImage" file, which can be quite large.
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