difference between incremental and full image

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by rbig, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. rbig

    rbig Registered Member

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    I have Win XP, with TI 8 on it.

    When doing a full image: do incremental backups go to separate files? Or, do it all stay with the full image one?
     
  2. ysgi

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    The first backup will be a large FULL backup. The subsequent backups will be smaller. They will be the DIFFERENCE between the FULL backup and the DIFFERENTIAL backup. Therefore every differential backup will be larger than the last. Unless you have deleted a bunch of stuff off your computer.

    -Eric
     
  3. rbig

    rbig Registered Member

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    OK. Just completed a backup. Does this look right?


    backup 10 22 10 22 08 (done yesterday)
    31gb


    backup 10 222 10 23 08 (just did today)
    1gb


    Looks to me like I'll have a bunch of separate files as incremental backup. Does TI assimulate those and make complete backup on a recovery?
     
  4. MrMorse

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    Yes, it looks ok.

    In the case of restore you can choose the point where you start.
    To get back the latest (current) state of your machine you have to choose the latest incremental to restore.
    Ti the uses all incrementals created after the latest fullbackup.
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello rbig,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for delayed response.

    Please also notice that you can find detailed information on Acronis True Image in the respective User's Guide.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
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