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What Nick is saying, is that my problem occurred because I didn’t go through the software to make the deletion. Because the historical backups in the chain might be on inaccessible volumes, the backup process cannot know if there are missing links in the chain. Splitting backups across volumes, where previous volumes are not available, e.g., backups to DVDs, would not work in the general case. At the minimum, you would always need the previous backup, whether that is a full backup, a differential or an incremental, so the delta operation could be performed.
I gave up trying to understand the sometimes large backup sizes. Once, the day after a full backup of 335 GB, the incremental backup was 36 GB on what was basically a quiet system. Did it forget something the day before and have to go back and get it? Macrium may very well be doing exactly what it’s supposed to be doing, but it’s hard to disregard the weird proceedings.
I think I’ll go kick some more tires and see what else shakes out.