Although I have read various threads about similar problems, none seem to
provide me with an answer to this problem - help please.
I have a simple system on which my 300Gb drive D is used solely for data
backups (restore points are on C
. For months all worked well with small
increments in disc usage, as expected. I could could easily maintain two
backup sets and, to free disc space, delete the oldest and start a new one.
Everything then changed for no reason which I could identify. Drive D:
became almost full and backups would fail. Deletion of a backup set was
followed rapidly by the disk becoming full again. In frustration I twice
re-formated drive D: to make a fresh start.
A recent sequence during which few changes were made to my data is as follows:
Format D: - used space 98Mb
After 1st backup - used space 81Gb - as expected
After 2nd backup - used space 86Gb - seems reasonable
After 3rd backup - used space 167Gb - no explanation - has backup data been
Then, 2 days later, it jumps to 248Gb so I turn backup off.