Deleting Image Archive files manually?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Rhoda, Jun 12, 2006.

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  1. Rhoda

    Rhoda Registered Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    I am using a Maxtor 11 200 GB external hard drive on which to back up Disk 1 [everything] on my Dell I9400 Inspiron Laptop, with Windows XP Pro, Sp1 installed.
    I do monthy full backups only; never incremental or differential backups; never do I use the 'backup and folders' option. Neither have I set up an 'Acronis Secure Zone'.
    Instead of using the backup software [Retrospect] which came with the Maxtor External Drive, I deleted that software, and, instead, use Acronis True Image 9 [latest updates installed].
    My question: When the Maxtor external drive is full, how do I manually delete earlier archive images, in order to make space for newer images I wish to make?
    Acronis Help has said that Acronis 9 does not do this automatically, and that I will have to do it manually, but failed to tell me HOW to do this. I cannot find the answer in either the Manual or the FAQs.
    Can you help me with this procedure? I am a relative beginner, so I would require detailed instructions.
    Thanks for any help.
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Just delete the unwanted files using Windows explorer like you would any other file.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Rhoda,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    As seekforever said above, you can delete image files as usual via Windows Explorer.

    You can limit the amount of images 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);

    - Use batch file (script) which deletes or renames images 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 previous post providing the example of a batch file automatically renaming backups in accordance with the current date.

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

    Thank you.
    Tatyana Tsyngaeva
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