digiKam filled my Google Drive

I’ve started to use digiKam the last week, and I do like it. It has good support for metadata and duplicate search, better than I hoped.

On the other hand, the last couple of days, I was playing with the face tagging, and tagging faces of some known people in a few hundred of my thousands of images.

Yesterday evening I started a job which was supposed to sync this metadata from the database to the jpg:s themselves. It seems to have worked, but to my surprise my Google Drive has increased in size about 50GB (to 200GB), and is now completely full, so in a while I can no longer send emails.

How could this happen?

I have checked a few updated directories, and did not see any evidence of it creating duplicate (backup) images or something like that.

There must be some magic I dont understand…