Fresh image will not do incremental

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by dswigger, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. dswigger

    dswigger Registered Member

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    I have a full image:

    C_System.tib

    and two incrementals:

    C_System2.tib
    C_System3.tib

    The other day my computer got hijacked by some crummy website and a bunch of crap was installed on my computer.

    My thought "This is a perfect time to try out my TI backups".

    So I used the last incremental (which happened to be the previous night) and re-imaged my system drive (via the bootable TI CD I had made).

    Perfect - my system was back up and running in about 15 minutes.

    That was two days ago. Today I wanted to make a new incremental.
    TI creates a C_System4.tib but its a full image.

    C_System1.tib : 9,258,818,560 bytes
    C_System2.tib : 497,184,768 bytes
    C_System3.tib : 626,855,936 bytes
    C_System4.tib : > 9,258,818,560 bytes (dont know the exact size - I deleted it)

    Why is this happening? My guess is that somehow when I re-imaged my drive it is significantly different than the previous images. But this does not make a whole lot of sense since I imaged from those images.

    Is this behavior normal? Is this what I can expect anytime I image (the inability to keep using my good images for base of incremental)?

    Please help.
     
  2. wokoenig

    wokoenig Registered Member

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    Hi dswigger,
    it's normal. If you make a restore no incremental Backup is from this archiv possible.
    Dont forget: if you defrag your HD , You cannot make an incremental Backup more too.
     
  3. dswigger

    dswigger Registered Member

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    I understand about defrag but I do NOT understand the other part.

    I really want to know why I am unable to continue where I left off - its supposed to be an exact copy is it not? There has to be some answer other than "just wont work"...
     
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