For several years now, whenever I have rebuilt my database from the servers I have noticed rather large file size discrepancies between the larger old (now backup) database and the new database. I haven't really noticed any data loss, but with databases of such size, going back so many years, it would be difficult to tell.
I have raised tickets, asked questions etc before without ever really receiving a clear answer beyond vague talk of 'streamlining'. Now, once again I have rebuilt my database, and the old database stands at 11.5GB, with the new one at 3.1GB. Same laptop, I haven't used on-demand sync. Is it really plausible that these two databases essentially contain the same content?