CCC Incremental Backups

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MrX8503, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    I ran an incremental backup minutes after doing a full backup and the incremental backup was still several hundred MB. This seems a bit large, is this normal?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It really depends on what's been running on your system and which files were modified, added or deleted. It doesn't sound like any cause for concern.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    ITs impossible to say because you could have changed some files that resulted in the app backing up more files then you expected.

    I found CCC to be rock solid, so I wouldn't worry about it. Its a great app and has never failed me in backing up or restoring :)
  4. MrX8503 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    I'm a fan of CCC, but I'm not sure if I'll be using it for incremental backups because of its excessive writes.

    My computer was sitting at idle for 5-10minutes when I did another backup and it was about 100MB.
  5. NogbadTheBad macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Log files maybe ?

    It would only take an additional line in a 100 Mb log file to cause another 100 Mb to be backed up.
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I keep all of my "main data files" on a partition separate and away from the OS partition.

    CCC will back up my data partition in about 30 seconds.

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