Limit number of Incremental backups...

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by pie, Nov 21, 2005.

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  1. pie

    pie Guest

    I would like to have Acronis True Image 9 setup to do..

    Sunday - Full Backup
    Monday -> Saturday - Incremental Backups

    then have it erase and start again like you can set in Norton Ghost with the option on the maximum amount of backups you would like saved. The way it is right now has it going until my network attached storage gets full. I tried a search here and google and even the FAQ section and it seems that no one has the same issue as me. Am I missing something?
  2. plover

    plover Guest

    I did ask a related question however. Whether you can set the number of scheduled full backups to only retain the latest 'x' number of backups with the older one being deleted. Just like Ghost as you pointed out.

    The answer was that TI9 does not do this but will be considered in a future release. Acronis needs a prod on this needed feature. Would have been better to have this than something like snap restore.
  3. pie

    pie Guest

    Wow, I can't figure out any other way to do a good backup to a external hard drive without limiting it. What does everyone else do in the mean time?
  4. KennethS

    KennethS Registered Member

    Feb 3, 2005

    TI does not limit the number of backups by specifying the number. It limits the number of backups in a different way...

    For example:

    Schedule a full image to be created Monday morning, and name it "Monday."

    Then, schedule incremental images to be created other days of the week, based on the full backup called "Monday."

    Once that is set up, your system will overwirte the "Monday" image each week, and then will append the new incrementals to the new image thus overwiriting each of them. Also, if the next "Monday" image is not created for some reason, the old one will not be over-written.

    I find this system a bit more complicated that specifying the number of images directly, but it does the job, and with some experimenting should provide any schedule you might want.

    All the best,
  5. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello everyone,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please take a look at my post #9 from this previous thread. This should make situation more clear.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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