Need to remove some files from TIB archive

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  1. AARRGGHHH

    AARRGGHHH Registered Member

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    I'm backing up some data that I will no longer need on my hard drive, and will move to DVDs in a few days. How do I delete this data from it's TIB archive?

    I'm using a slow computer, I certainly do not want to create a new archive from scratch.

    Also, if I were to store my archives with a zip or rar extension (MyBackup.zip, MyBackup.rar), would it then be possible to open them in Winzip or Winrar?

    Thank you
     
  2. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

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    Deleting files from an archive doesn't delete the bytes from the file but prevents them from being restored. Basically, marking a file deleted from a backup archive leaves the original archive file untouched but creates an incremental backup file marking the file as deleted. So you don't save any space witht he backups but you get what you want when you restore.
     
  3. AARRGGHHH

    AARRGGHHH Registered Member

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    Uhgh. So you're saying deleting the files won't recover any space on my backup drive? How about if I delete the files from the archive, and then consolidate the archive?

    Thanks
     
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  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello AARRGGHHH,

    Thank you for using Acronis Programs

    Support for ZIP format. Now you can create file-level backup archives as .zip files. ZIP is one of the most widely used and popular archiving formats. In addition, Windows has inbuilt support of this file format making it possible to extract files from backups created by Acronis True Image Home without using the program itself.

    Consolidation creates a new archive with the data from the original ones and deletes the older incremental or differential backups.

    Best regards,
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    Dmitry Nikolaev
     
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