building repetitive backup cycle

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  1. bhcs

    bhcs Registered Member

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    using ti2009 would like to build repetitive backup cycle ie. full backup every Monday with incrementals on Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday. Keeping 4 complete backup cycles (otherwise) a month of backups. That continually repeats deleting the oldest backups as the 5 copy is built. I am using a larger usb2.0 external drive and not concerned with space. I want to be able to mount any day in the past rolling 30 days if possible. My thought was to schedule Monday as a full backup and then select 4 incrementals before next full backup and then setting the total backup count to 20. It appears to me consolidation will eventually result (over time) to 16 full backups and 4 incrementals. Am I missing something.. in previous release I used pre.bat to accomplish the same cycle. thanks for whatever advice I can get.
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello bhcs,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image Home 2009

    * Download the file removeold.vbs.txt to a directory in your computer
    * Rename this script from removeold.vbs.txt into removeold.vbs (the forum rules do not allow to attach vbs files, that's why we need this workaround).
    * Create a new and fresh backup task in Acronis 2009. Be aware you need at least build 9646.
    * As backup method choose incremental or differential. Check the box Create a new full backup after n backups and choose something for n.
    * Do not check the box Remove old archives - the script will do this in a more intelligent fashion
    * In the backup options go to Pre-/Post commands. As pre command enter removeold.vbs, as working directory choose the directory where you stored the vbs-file. As parameter 1 type the directory which you specified in the backup task as target directory (for example K:\MyBackups). As parameter 2 set the amount of MBs this directory should not exceed.
    * That's it. From now on before a backup task will be performed the script will check whether the folder which should receive the newest backup is exceeding the given size. If yes, it will delete the oldest series. It will not delete anything if there is only one series.

    Best regards,
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    Dmitry Nikolaev
     
  3. dclkdm

    dclkdm Registered Member

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    I have build 9646 but the dutch version.

    Can I also use this on the dutch version? Thank you.
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello bhcs,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image

    The solution provided by Dmitry can be applied to the Dutch version also.

    Thank you.

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    Oleg Lee
     
  6. cica

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    Not to hijack the thread, but will this work with TI Echo Enterprise Server as well?
     
  7. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello cica,

    Thank you for using Acronis Corporate Products

    This vbs-file will not work for Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server. I can suggest you to select the suitable batch file here. This article contains the step-by-step guides on how to use and manage the batch files.

    Thank you.

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    Oleg Lee
     
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