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growth of backup files

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How can I check the files that are commenting on the backup.

example
AD server is growing with each backup between 1 to 2 GB, but the server does not have this growth of daily files.

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Support specialist
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Hello Dionatha,

welcome to Acronis forums!

What is the backup scheme you use?

I suggest that you disable the fast incremental/differential option in order to optimize the incremental/differential backup size. When this option is disabled the data changes in blocks are analyzed/compared which takes more time in comparison to file changes analyzes.

Please also consult the following KB article 

Beginner
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in fact I'd like to keep track of which files are being incremental in backup

Support specialist
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Hello Dionatha.

You are welcome to leave this option enabled. However, it will back up the whole file even if there were only slight changes. Thus, if there are database files on your AD server, the entire database files will be added into incremental backups each time which leads to growing backup sizes. Else when the fast incremental/differential option is disabled, only blocks with changed/new data are added into the next backup which takes more time on analyzing/comparing the current data state with the previous backup.