Backup report. Total data transferred is 0 bytes

Behavior demonstrated at the backup report is caused by deduplication mechanism integrated in OBRM.

If a file with the same content was already backed up, the additional path to the file will be created in the cloud instead of redundant upload.

Cause: The files with the same hash located in different folders are included in the backup set.

File names can differ, but the content is identical.

At the same time, the Dashboard indicates cloud used space instead of transferred data.

Cloud used space increases in both cases, deduplication or upload.

During the deduplication, the files’ data is not transferred to the server.

Hence, the Dashboard shows the Uploaded files size value other than 0 bytes.

Backup event details Backup report
Backup event details Backup report

The indicator “Total Data Transferred” shows the amount of data that was actually transferred to the server after its compression/encryption.

For example, create a text file with 100 MB of not random data, but some symbols, that is 11111..., and back it up.

Monitoring will show the actual file size transferred to the cloud (100 MB), but the backup report—“Total Data Transferred” will show hundreds of kilobytes (after the encryption).