Full Image Filename

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by comet64, Jan 17, 2009.

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  1. comet64

    comet64 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    I'm using ATI version 8.0. I have a full backup scheduled to run daily. The new backup overwrites the previous backup. Is there a way to have the new backup use a unique name for each backup? Perhaps appending a sequential number on the end of the file name or the current date?
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello comet64,

    Thank you for your interesting in Acronis True Image

    If you want to have a new full backup created every time a scheduled task is run, so that there will be several full backups instead of one, you can use the following batch file

    This batch file renames a specified file, so that a new file with the same name will not overwrite it. If you schedule a task that regularly creates a full backup, you may use Acronis True Image pre/post commands or Windows Scheduled Task Wizard to run this batch file before or after the backup process.

    You should do the following to prevent Acronis True Image from overwriting a full backup under a scheduled task:

    - Download rename_backup.bat
    - Edit the file in Notepad or another word processor;
    - Follow the instructions provided in the file to modify its contents according to the parameters of the task you scheduled in Acronis True Image;
    - Use Acronis True Image pre/post commands or Windows Scheduler Task Manager (in Windows XP: Control Panel -> Scheduled Tasks -> Add Scheduled Task) to run the batch file before the backup process starts or after it is finished (thus, either renaming the previous backup or the newly created one).

    Best regards,
    Dmitry Nikolaev
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