I was right... consolidation is flawed

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Scootel2, Oct 18, 2008.

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  1. Scootel2

    Scootel2 Registered Member

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    Okay I have my machine set to only allow 8 backups (1 full and 7 incremental). After consolidation I still have 1 new full and 7 incremental. Now everyday because it does not remove the old incremental files it consolidates. Why is this? In my opinion it should remove the old incremental files once it consolidates. Am I missing something?
     
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    I assume we're dicsussing TI 2009 build o_O? . Acronis seem to have changed the way consolidation works in this version.

    I haven't seen your exact events, but i have mine set up to consolidate on file size, with this I end up with 1 full and 5 incrementals, the incrementals get overwritten each day until the quota is fulfilled and then it consolidates.

    I always have 1 full and 5 incrementals on the drive. So if you follow this logic through, your schedule would behave as it does.

    Hopefully Acronsi might have a rethink on this or perhaps make the rules even more flexible, which might be what they thought they were doing.

    Colin
     
  3. NumLock

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    I believe this is what it does:
    Before:
    F I1 I2 I3 I4 I5 I6 I7

    When the 8th incremental enters; the current full is consolidated with the nearest incremental.
    After:
    F=(F+I1) I2 I3 I4 I5 I6 I7 I8

    and so on and so forth
     
  4. Scootel2

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    Because of this it will consolidate everyday. If it were to delete the incrementals after consolidation it would only consolidate after 5 more new incrementals were created.
     
  5. EddieA

    EddieA Registered Member

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    Here's a novel idea. How about making the software work like every other backup software out there. Where you take a full backup, then take incremental backups until it's time to take another full backup, and start the process again. And give the user control over how many full/incremental "sets" are kept.

    Even before this latest, retarded, consolidation was introduced, I always thought it was crazy the way TI tried to merge incremental backups into the full backup when the backup quota was reached.

    Cheers,
    Eddie
     
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