Acronis 9.5 questions about Differential backup file

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  1. dzammie

    dzammie Registered Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I have Acronis True Image 9.5. I set up the Full Backup schedule on Sat and Differential Backup on weekdays. The very first Differential Backup file is very huge (around 12GB) compare with the usual Differential Backup files (around 3 GB).

    I would like to ask is it normal for that big file or not? That file is never been erased automatically by the program. I tried to delete it manually, so that the next differential backup file created that file again (same size).

    So, if this file is normal, so that in the future, when I want to restore my computer, what do I have to do with this file or just ignore it?

    Please help, many thanks
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    What size is the Full backup image?

    Is a defrag being done between the time the Full backup runs and the first Differential runs?
     
  3. dzammie

    dzammie Registered Member

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    thanks for your reply, there is no any defragmentations between the Full backup and Differential. The size of the Full backup is around 13GB
     
  4. bmiller

    bmiller Registered Member

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    It sounds like you named your Differential backup job a different filename than your Full. They will therefore be 2 separate backups. The first run of the differential would actually be a full backup, since it was the first time the differential job was run. Subsequent differentials will be based on that first differential, and your Full backup job will be independent of the differential one.

    What I like to do is set up a differential backup job to run full on Monday, then differential the rest of the week under the same filename, and have an independent full backup run Sunday under a different filename.
     
  5. dzammie

    dzammie Registered Member

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    Hi bmiller!

    Thanks for your reply. It helps me. The problem is about the file name. I appreciate you time much
     
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