I back up my "Home (myname)" folder weekly using Deja Dup to an external hard drive. The external HD is 320 GB. My computer is 160GB, with
Partition 1=WinRE 13GB (sda1) Partition 2=Win7 52GB (sda2) Extended Partion 3=Ubuntu 89GB (sda3) Free = 6GB (sda4) :EP3(sda3) has 3 partitions: sda5 (swap 2GB), sda6(Data 61GB), sda7(Filesystem 26GB)
After a crash I tried to restore using Deja Dup, but the restore was only partial because I got a free space warning. When I looked at what happened I found that my "/home" folder was full (only 200MB left), and the partition (sda7) was also full.
Since I only backed up the "Home (myname)" folder, and I ticked 'Restore to original location' when doing the restore
a) how can the restore be bigger than than where it came from? b) why has this happened? c) what can I do to untangle the situation?