(2016-01-31 20:53)melons2 Wrote: My backups over time have grown from around 6 or 7gb to (yesterday) 39.5gb.
The addons directory accounting for 9.7gb and userdata being about 31gb of that the directory thumbnails is 21 gb.
Is there anything that I can do to reduce the size of my backup and the time it takes?
Just untick/deactivate "Thumbnails/Fanart" in the backup addon's settings (file selection), so your backup will get rid of the 21 GB.
After restoring this backup in the future the only disadvantage is, that all the graphics will have to recache/reload, which means they might not appear instantly if you browse through your libraries.
But they will reload/recache one by one as soon as they're requested for the first time
I also got rid of the thumbnails in my backups due to their large size and have restored those backups many times without any problems