Incremental file backup.

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  1. bleev

    bleev Registered Member

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    I'm using True Image Home version 11, and am wondering how to backup my files So they mirror each other. Let's say I do a full backup of my documents. Then I delete a file or entire folder and do an incremental backup A week later. If I were to restore using that backup will my deleted file and folder be also deleted When that backup is restored.

    Point being is that I don't want to restore files and folders that I wanted deleted.

    For instance, I did a backup of my music a couple weeks ago. Yesterday, I renamed an entire album and added more music. I would like to do an incremental backup, but am worried that my backup file will contain the renamed music as well as the originally named music. In other words, when I restore from that backup I will have two sets of the same album because I changed the album title.

    Thanks to any help, you can provide.
     
  2. bleev

    bleev Registered Member

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    Anyone have experience with this?
     
  3. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

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    Try doing an actual backup and restore using just a few of the files/folders.
     
  4. Acronis Support

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    Hello bleev,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for delayed response.

    Please notice that when you restore a backup, the data restored will be the same that existed at the time the backup was created. In your example, when you restore a backup that was created after the folder was renamed, the resulting folder will be renamed as well.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
  5. shieber

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    But if you restore a backup created earlier, it will restore the the file as it was befreo being renamed.

    Some options that might help:

    IF you don't rename, then you can tell ATI not to overwrite files that are newer.

    If it's a full backup, you can open the backup and delete from it the files you don't want to restore. This, makes an incremental that excludes the "deleted" file.
     
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