Incremental Backup Files are huge!

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Mark62, Sep 2, 2006.

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  1. Mark62

    Mark62 Registered Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    I did a full backup of my hard drive- this takes up about 52GB on my external drive- then I set up a weekly full incremental backup- the first of these took up 2.5 GB, and the second 3.5 GB.

    If I have to keep all of these my external drive will fill up before long. How can I set up regular backups without gradually filling my external drive?


  2. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    Hopefully, you are using more than one external drive, and maintaining a different backup archive on each drive.

    If so, alternate between the drives.

    When one is close to filling up, create a fresh full backup on the other drive.

    No matter what backup strategy you choose, media will eventually fill up, unless you only do full backups and the backup drive is large enough to hold a full backup of all your internal drives.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Mark62,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    Please have a look at this thread describing some scheduled schemes.

    Please note that you are free to create another scheduled tasks that will suit your needs. Acronis True Image Scheduler Task Wizard allows you to create flexible scheme for scheduling. You can find the detailed instructions on how to create scheduled tasks in Chapter 7. "Scheduling tasks" in the Acronis True Image 9.0 Home User's Guide.

    Thank you.
    Aleksandr Isakov
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