[resolved] File sizes in backups differ from those on server (4 posts)

  1. Rich Owings
    Posted 7 years ago #


    In preparing for an upgrade, I've backed up multiple ways including a DB backup and XML export. I've also copied over a full mirror image from my server, but the downloaded files vary in size from the ones on the server. What gives? And should I be concerned?

  2. Rich Owings
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here's what my host support said:

    It is hard to say, I doubt its a big deal since the file reporting between OSes can be different.

    Does that ring true?

  3. Mark / t31os

    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes, it depends.....

    Sometimes 1mb is considered to be 1000kb, at other times 1024kb (actual).. same for bits, byte, gigabytes, etc....

    So as your host said, it's proberly not a big deal.. (i don't think i'd have personally answered with 100% certainty either had it been me)..

  4. Rich Owings
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ah, now that makes sense. Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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