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Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Lennyno1, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. Lennyno1

    Lennyno1 Registered Member

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    On Feb. 1st I created a full system clone on external hard disk J, I now would like to back up changes made since I cloned my hard desk. I am dazed and confused!!! Which is better incremental, or differential?? I seem to be missing the BIG PICTURE, incremental, differential. In the Create Backup Wizard, Backup Archive Location: Backup Wizard instructs you to "choose an existing backup file to back up only changes that took place since the backup creation or enter file name for a new full backup." If I choose folder J:\autorun\autorun.inf, files of type: All Files(*) a warning box pops up, that says: "Warning! The file you have chosen is not the Acronis True Image backuo, or the file is corrupted, or this is not the last volume of multi-volume archive. Do you wish to proceed with the current file name? If you proceed, the chosen file will be overwritten and the full backup will be created. Otherwise, you will create an incremental backup by choosing the valid archive file name or the last volume of multi-volume archive." Click tab OK, or Cancel. My external hard drive J\ consists of J\autorun\MyBackup1 thru 11, and New Folder. I have read the Help section and User Guide, and I don't get it. I am missing the BIG PICTURE. I'm dazed and confused!!
     
  2. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Lennyno1,

    As you have already created a Full disk image, you need to opt for "The entire disk or individual partition" as the backup type and then, in the "Partition Selection" window, tick the checkbox next to the disk or partition you wish to back up again. After that, select the Full disk image .tib file on your external drive in the Backup Location window and, when prompted, choose whether you want to create another Full image, an Incremental or a Differential. An Incremental will create an image file containing those changes that have taken place on the source disk/partition since the last image, be it a Full one or previous Incremental. A Differential on the other hand will create an image file containing every change that has taken place on the source disk/partition since the original Full image.

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  3. Lennyno1

    Lennyno1 Registered Member

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    Menorcaman Thanks for the info. I have to leave the computer right now. Later tonight I will get to work on the Acronis backup. Thanks again!
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Lennyno1,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    Please have a look at this article for detailed explanations of the difference between cloning and imaging, and this article for detailed explanation on what differential and incremental backups are and their difference.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
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