Macrium Reflect v5 backup scheme help

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by cmos62, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. cmos62

    cmos62 Registered Member

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    How do I set up this backup scheme in Reflect v5

    Week 1
    Sunday Full
    Monday Incremental
    Tuesday Incremental
    Wednesday Incremental
    Thursday Incremental
    Friday Incremental
    Saturday Incremental

    Week 2
    Sunday A new Full, Keeping week 1 chain
    Monday Incremental
    Tuesday Incremental
    Wednesday Incremental
    Thursday Incremental
    Friday Incremental
    Saturday Incremental

    Week 3
    Sunday A new Full, Keeping week 1 and 2 chain
    Monday Incremental
    Tuesday Incremental
    Wednesday Incremental
    Thursday Incremental
    Friday Incremental
    Saturday Incremental

    Week 4
    Sunday Deletes week 1 chain and starts with a new Full

    That way I should have a minimum of 14 days of backup and a max of 21 days using 3 Fulls. I am just not seeing how to do it. Thanks.
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I did something similar by creating 2 scheduled tasks. 1st task is to create full image once a week, second task is to create daily incremental backup (it will be automatically created for last full). First task is scheduled on weekly basis, second task is run daily.
    For automatic deletion you can modify definition file and enable disk space management leaving only three full backups. After three weeks program will delete 1st full backup with all associated incremental backups.
     
  3. cmos62

    cmos62 Registered Member

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    Yes, I've got it now. Coming from a different backup program, it took me quite a while to realize that a Backup Definition could have more than one schedule associated with it. Thanks.
     
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