Explain Acronis Archive file format.

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by schabelf, May 24, 2009.

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  1. schabelf

    schabelf Registered Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Could someone explain the new file format in Acronis 2009? Each archive (with the blue icon) both full backups and incremental or differential backups, contains two sub backups with the date and time of the backups. The names of the sub backups are the same in the full backup archive and the differential even though the differential backup didn't even exist when the full archive was made. I want to understand completely so as not to make a mistake when the time comes to do an emergency restore.
  2. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    Florida - USA
    If you're getting three .tib files instead of one, it could be that the destination drive is formatted as Fat 32. A full backup will be only one file on an NTFS formatted drive.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello schabelf,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image Home 2009

    Can you please create a screen shot of the Manage and Restore window with the backup archives you are talking about? Also can you please clarify were the backup archives created successfully? Check the last log files to see it (Tasks and Logs -> Logs).

    If you are not familiar with making screen shots, please read the below step-by-step instructions.

    - Get to the window which you want to make a screen shot of;
    - Hit the (Alt+)PrintScreen button on your keyboard;
    - Run Paint usually available in Start\Programs\Accessories or another graphics application;
    - Choose Paste command in Edit menu;
    - Save the result picture in JPEG format being preferable.

    Best regards,
    Dmitry Nikolaev
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