Number of Backups saved in ATI 2009 Home

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  1. 62cwil

    62cwil Registered Member

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    Does ATI 2009 Home overwrite prior backups each time? I have email backup every two weeks, full image of C once a week and a full backup of C every 2 weeks. I have had a schedule running for 3 weeks now and in the tasks on the calendar and in the log it shows several of each running. When I went to explore I have my folders set up and backup to the applicable one. I have Acronis Backup Directory and under that I have sub-directories which are named: Acronis Full Backup, Acronis Image Backup and Acronis Email backup. When I looked at each I only found the latest backup I made.
     
  2. Xpilot

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    The reason I have not updated to Version 2009 is the way it no longer automatically names or manages a series of full backup images.

    I gather there are workarounds such as setting up a schedule of incremental backups with the numeric value of 0. As I have no personal experience of this "fix" I am not well placed to help any further.

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    Hello 62cwil,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image

    If you have specified separate directories for different tasks, the full backup file shouldn't have been overwritten. It seems that you have managed the task improperly. I may recommend you to use our Live Chat service here, we will help you to set the tasks.

    Thank you.

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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello 62cwil,

    Thank you for your interesting in Acronis True Image

    You can use solution provided by Vlad V from this post as workaround. You can also use the following script in order to save several sets of Full + Incremental or Full + Differential backups without deleting previous set. The script allows you to store several sets of Full + Incremental or Full + Differential backups using one schedule task, here are the instructions:

    - Download the script file, click here
    - Rename this script from removeold.vbs.txt into removeold.vbs.
    - Create a new and fresh backup task in Acronis True Image Home 2009.
    - As backup method choose incremental or differential. Check the box Create a new full backup after "n" backups and choose something for "n".
    - Do not check the box Remove old archives - the script will do this in a more intelligent fashion.
    - In the backup options go to Pre-/Post commands. As pre command enter removeold.vbs, as working directory choose the directory where you stored the vbs-file. As parameter 1 type the directory which you specified in the backup task as target directory (for example K:\MyBackups). As parameter 2 set the amount of MBs this directory should not exceed.
    - That's it. From now on before a backup task will be performed the script will check whether the folder which should receive the newest backup is exceeding the given size. If yes, it will delete the oldest series. It will not delete anything if there is only one series.

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