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Norton 360 Backup file grows until disc is full
Hope this post is in the right place. This is my first visit to any forum and though I found links to other threads on the same issue, I didn't see anything that was helpful so hopefully my post will attract the right answer I am seeking. Apologies to all if I am doing this incorrectly.
I am using Norton 360 Backup to automatically backup all my data to a 1TB HDD. The backup file initially is about 380GB but within about 8 weeks the 1TB disc is full.
My current backup started out at 384Gb on 23 Jan 2015 and is now 866GB on 6 March 2015. I may have added about 50 odd new photographs and a few Word Docs in the last few weeks but nothing more.
This backup includes all my data and my wife's. It includes music, photos documents etc, ie the usual 'day to day' stuff. Separately, and as additional security, I backup all my music to a smaller 350GB HDD and all my photos and videos to yet another smallish 340GB HDD, so there is some overlap of backed up data to several hard drives.
This is now very frustrating as the only way around this is to delete the backup file on the 1TB disc every 8 weeks or so and start over (and that takes hours by the way!!).
I also have a 3TB HDD to which I backup exactly the same data, but using Western Digital backup software and this does not grow at all, save for the addition of any new data that needs backing up.
I must add that this problem occurred before I added the 3TB disc and other backup software....... before anyone suggests the problem is due to a conflict in the two backup programs I am currently using.
The obvious solution I suppose is to ditch Norton 360 backup and use WD Smartware to backup all my data to both my large HDDs.
I would like a solution to this if anyone can help?