Backup file size went from 3.2 GB to 2.3 GB in 6 months?

Hello, does anyone know possible reasons why backup file size would go from 3.2 GB down to 2.3 GB in just 6 months? That is too drastic a reduction.

I have not deleted any posts or images in the forum. IF anything I would assume backup file size would only INCREASE over time and not decrease. I always backup with ALL images.

Am nervous the backup is not capturing everything.

Any advice would be appreciated.



Overtime we added some fixes, like truncating really long log tables, which depending on the specifics of your instance, can reduce backup size considerably.

First thing you need to do is to open those backups and compare if the database or the uploads got smaller.