Akeeba Backup for WordPress

#28208 – baskup size

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 00:46 CDT

I have no bug with akeeba... a great plugin! .... just a question!

i have two similar websites. When i launch a backup, the first one builds a 700 megas archive. the other one almost 2 gigas.

I try to identify the reason of that big difference. I tried to search in the log file but it is so big.... unable to find something

would you have some advise?

thank you

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WordPress version (in x.y.z format) 4.8
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 5.6.31
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) 2.2.0
Thursday, 03 August 2017 01:53 CDT
This depends on what you are backing up, really. "Similar" does not mean "identical". If you have a few videos; or if you have a copy of the site inside a subfolder; or if you have a really large ZIP lying around then you can very easily get this kind of size difference. The log can only help you identify large files by searching for large file inside it.

Apart from that, tools in your hosting control panel are more suitable in chasing down bloat in your site. For example, cPanel has the Disk Space Usage tool which can be used for that purpose. If you're a command line geek, du is your friend. If you restore the backup locally, e.g. on MAMP, XAMPP or something similar, you can use a graphic directory statistics tool -e.g. WinDirStat (Windows)- against the restored site to see where the bloat is.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 02:50 CDT
Hi Nicolas,

Thank you for your ideas...

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