Does incremental image include file deletions?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by neuron2, Jun 19, 2005.

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  1. neuron2

    neuron2 Registered Member

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    If I perform these steps, will file xyz be present at the end?

    1. Make a full image of drive containing the file xyz.
    2. Delete xyz.
    3. Make an incremental backup.
    4. Restore the full image with incremental to the drive.

    So the question is whether incremental changes include file deletions. My reasoning is that xyz should not be present, if the image is to be a copy of the current disk contents.
     
  2. PaulB2005

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    No it won't be present because it wasn't there when you made the incremental image. All images are snapshots of the drive as it was when you started the image process.

    Why do you ask?
     
  3. neuron2

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    I forgot that TI is sector based and just backs up changed sectors, which answers my own question. I was thinking of some file-based solutions where the archive bit is used. I wanted to be sure that the image would not restore all the deleted stuff.

    Thank you for your response.
     
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    Wont' the XYZ file be in the full image and therefore be restored?

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  5. neuron2

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    No, because the sectors that contain it are overwritten by later ones (in the incremental file) that don't.
     
  6. PaulB2005

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    That's correct. If you restore using just the Full Image then yes. But if the Incremental Images are applied too then the file will be removed.
     
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