Why is my data file more than twice the size of my automatic backup files (as viewed in Finder)?

Per Finder, my data file (the package) is ~86MB, and my automatic backup files are all ~36MB. I can think of some reasons for this, but they'd be speculative, and I'd feel better if someone in the know answered.

Best Answer

  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    It’s because the backups are compressed zip files. That’s why it takes a few seconds to save the backup.
    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s

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  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    It’s because the backups are compressed zip files. That’s why it takes a few seconds to save the backup.
    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
  • evsteve
    evsteve Member
    thank you, RickO.
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