Full Image file set, and getting rid of old differentials

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by RickG234, Jan 26, 2005.

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  1. RickG234

    RickG234 Guest

    I use the TI7 boot-CD to make a set of 650M files for a FULL image of partition one of my HD. The files are written to the second partition of the same HD. (To be verified, and burned later.)

    Then, a week later, I "do" an Incremental Image to the same directory.
    I add more Incrementals each week for three weeks.

    All the files are dated the day they were written, and the older dates never change as more files are added...

    Can I delete ALL the Incremental files written after the date of the original FULL set, (keeping 100% of the original FULL set), and start adding NEW Incrementals again? (All of these files would be in the same directory, as required by the program.)

    It seems this should work, but I have overlooked things in the past that have caused me trouble.
    Thanks in advance, Rick G
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Rick,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

    Yes, you may delete all your previous incrementals and start doing new set of them. Also you may delete some of the latest incrementals and create incrementals to the remaining. Actually each time when you perform the incremental back up creation Acronis True Image finds the latest incremental back up and creates the new incremental to it.

    If you have further questions concerning Acronis software please feel free to ask them either on this forum or via e-mail support@acronis.com.

    Thank you.
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  3. airjrdn

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    Question 1:
    Would it be true then, that you cannot do this:

    Full Image (2/1/2005) <- keep
    Incremental (2/2/2005) <- keep
    Incremental (2/3/2005) <- keep
    Incremental (2/4/2005) <- delete
    Incremental (2/5/2005) <- restore

    Not possible, because the 2/5 Incremental is the difference between what happened between the 2/4 backup and 2/5 backup, correct?


    Question 2:
    Also, is it possible to do:

    (week one)
    Sunday - Full backup
    Monday - Incremental backup
    Tuesday - Incremental backup
    Wednesday - Incremental backup
    Thursday - Incremental backup
    Friday - Incremental backup
    Saturday - Incremental backup
    (week two)
    Sunday - Full backup
    Monday - Incremental backup
    Tuesday - Incremental backup
    Wednesday - Incremental backup
    Thursday - Incremental backup
    Friday - Incremental backup
    Saturday - Incremental backup
    (week three)
    Sunday - delete Sunday (week one) backup
    Repeat (week one)
    Repeat (week two)
    etc.


    So essentially, you've got a full backup and incrementals per week. And, you have them going back two weeks. But Acronis is responsible for the deletions making sure your HD doesn't fill up.
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello airjrdn,

    As for the first question, you are absolutely right.

    As for the second one, you will be able to do that if you choose "Weekly" and set "Every two weeks" in the "Schedule Task" wizard. In this case the old image files will be replaced with the new ones automatically.

    Thank you.
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  5. airjrdn

    airjrdn Registered Member

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    Thanks for the lightning fast reply!
     
  6. airjrdn

    airjrdn Registered Member

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    I tried this, and it didn't work. Might be something I did I guess.

    Schedule I set was (per screen):

    Screen 1:
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    Weekly

    Screen 2:
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    2/0/AM (Hour/Minute/AM or PM)
    unchecked (checkbox)
    2 (Every Two Weeks)
    I checked every day

    I made the initial image right after setting up the schedule. This morning, there was no incremental (from 2am) though.

    Also, I want to clarify that at any point I'd like two weeks of images, and the oldest is deleted when the 15th image is created.

    Is that possible?
     
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