"Create a new full backup after" command - where??

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  1. noimage

    noimage Registered Member

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    I would like to have a full backup created after weekly differential backups. I currently have a full backup in the backup folder, as well as a bunch of incremental ones. I go through the whole process, but don't have an option for creating a new full backup after so many differential ones. Not quite sure if I'm missing something??

    Running ATI 10 on Vista.

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    Use a different filename, then you will get the full backup option.
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    noimage, please be aware that "Backup Policy" dialog in Acronis True Image 10.0 Home (where you are able to specify the number of differential backups the full backup will be created after) appears only if the task is being performed on a schedule and the backup archive files are stored in a previously created Backup Location.

    We recommend you to create a scheduled task for desired backup operation in order to be able to assign specific Backup Policy.

    Also please note that on "Backup Archive Location" window of i you should choose the Backup Location itself, not the folder Backup Location was associated with. After you choose the desired Backup Location, "Backup Policy" dialog will appear and you will be able to specify the number of differential backups the full backup will be created after.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards,
    Alexey Bogomolov
     
  4. noimage

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    Sorry, not following you.

    1. Which task is being performed on a schedule? The differential backup? That is what I put on a weekly schedule.

    2. Which backup archive do you mean? The original full image? It is stored on a separate internal physical disk on my machine, I'm not sure what you mean by a "previously created Backup Location."

    Exactly - I've scheduled a weekly differential backup, and the dialog does not appear.

    Looks like a part got deleted - "window of i." I am not sure what you mean when you say "Backup Location itself, not the folder Backup Location was associated with." I chose the original full backup as the file on the "Choose Backup Location" screen.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Bump^^^^^
     
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    When you create a Backup Location in ATI, a directory is created and an ATI config file is placed in it. When you go the create task window in ATI, and are ready to select the target location, you choose fomr the directory tree on the left side of hte screen. However, note that the directdory you created as the Backup Location appears onthe tree twice (go figure) -- it appears once as a regular director and it appears once under the "directory" called "Backup Locations". You must select the occurence of the directory name under Backup Locations if you want the managed backup functions to apply to the task. If you choose a directory from under Backup Locations, then yuy will get the option to select how many incs or diffs until another full is created. If, when creating a task, you select any directory name from anywhere else on the tree other than under Backup Locations, you won't get the mangaed backup functions.

    This has been a source of considerable confusion for first-time users since its inception. I don't know why they did it this way or if they will ever change it. I think this is what happens when programmers design the interface without adequate user input :rolleyes: .
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup software

    noimage, in case you're using scheduled tasks and not using Backup Location feature you can easy manage it by creating two different tasks.

    For example:

    First task - create full image called MyImage on Monday every week (you should select 'weekly' backup and set the appropriate day for this 'full backup' task).
    Second task - create daily incremental backup (base backup is 'MyImage') every day excluding the day you're creating full backup.

    So using these tasks you will have a new full image every 7 days.


    Thank you

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    Michael Levchenko
     
  8. noimage

    noimage Registered Member

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    Never would have figured it out in a million years. I never even created a "Backup Location." Thanks!!:thumb:
     
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