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Database Backup file size has been reduced dramatically after my last backup

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Database Backup file size has been reduced dramatically after my last backup

I am using version 2008 (10.0)

Recently I ran the check and repair utility within act ,which I do every once in a while before I back up.

Next I ran the backup.

 

I noticed my backup file size was now reduced from 379 meg down to 130 meg.

All my previous file sizes were showing gradual increases which one would expect as the data grew.

 

Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

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Re: Database Backup file size has been reduced dramatically after my last backup

Good morning lenoppenh.

 

The first question I wouild ask is if you unchecked the box to include attachments.  That would be the most dramatic drop in file size.

 

If that isn't it, I'm sure one of the guru's who support this board will be able to shed light on a possible resolution.

 

Good luck.

John Purdy
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