I just started using rClone with Backblaze to backup my Mint Linux system. I have used rClone to backup a test folder, about 3GB for the last month before migrating my full backup. Last weekend I moved my full system over. It should have been about 550GB of data from a single directory. I was surprised when it completed and my B2 Bucket showed a “Current Size” of over 950GB! What caused this to be so large? The command I used is listed below:
rclone sync --fast-list --delete-during --transfers 4 --checkers 8 --contimeout 60s --timeout 300s --retries 3 --low-level-retries 10 --stats 1s /media/bob/TBDrive/Backups/bob Backblaze_B2:TBDrive/bob
I just found the --fast-list to help solved the Class C transactions. I don’t see any reason why the bucket size is so much larger than the directory on my PC. I even checked my directory with several methods just to make sure I wasn’t missing anything.
Love to hear your ideas. I don’t want to have to pay for twice the data I am backing up. - Thanks!