Best way to delete old .TIB files

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by friese, Aug 28, 2006.

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  1. friese

    friese Registered Member

    Aug 28, 2006

    I am doing a full backup each Monday and for the rest of the week incremental backups. On the next Monday, I overwrite the full backup. But later, ATI does not overwrite old incremental backup files, which results in a lot of unneeded files that use a lot of space.

    Is there a way to tell ATI to delete files older than one week automatically?
    If not, how else would you handle this?

  2. Qapf

    Qapf Registered Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    If you run a search for rotation script you will see this has been asked before, and a very good script was written by a user for a 3 week rotation.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Christian,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Generally, you can limit the amount of backups created by Acronis True Image in four different ways:

    - Use Backup Server feature (available in Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation and Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server for Windows only, details can be found in section 3.5 of the corresponding User's Guides);

    - Use Acronis Secure Zone (see section 3.3 of Acronis True Image 9.0 Home User's Guide for further details);

    - Do as Qapf has suggested and use batch file (script) which deletes or renames backups as a pre\post-backup command (see section 5.3.3 of the above mentioned User's Guide);

    In the pre\post commands fields of the backup archive creation options you can specify commands or batch files to be automatically executed before and after the backup procedure. You can use any commands supported by Windows command line interface or enter a path to the batch file written in terms of standard Windows scripting rules (see this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article for details).

    Please also take a look at this Acronis Public Knowledge Base article providing the instructions on how to rename backups in accordance with the current date.

    - Schedule several pairs of tasks so that several sets of images covering last few weeks\months are created (see these previous threads for details: Can TI9 control the number of backup sets?, differential back up Q's).

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2006
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