Overwritting Full backups?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by rkruz, Dec 14, 2005.

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  1. rkruz

    rkruz Registered Member

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    I do a full backup 1/month and incrementals each day.
    I have 4 PCs that do this (2 kids and wife)
    When a full backup is started and stopped before completetion (as often happens with the kids PCs) the full backup is then removed from the backup disk.
    I then only have the incrementals and no full backup. A precarious mode to operate it.

    Is there a way to have Acronis increment the FUll backup file name as they do for the incrementals to prevent this from happening?

    Thank you
     
  2. Ozmaniac

    Ozmaniac Registered Member

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    Your best bet would be to have two separate schedules. e.g. Schedule #1 starts in week 1 and begins with a full backup called something like week1.tib and then 2 weeks of incrementals. Schedule #2 starts in week two and begins with a full backup (week2.tib) and two weeks of incrementals.

    If something like you fear occurs during a new week1 backup, you will still have the full week2 set to fall back upon.

    Depending on the amount of space you have available, just change the time between schedules and their length to suit your situation.:cool:
     
  3. rkruz

    rkruz Registered Member

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    OK. I think see how that will help.

    Ill give it a go.

    I used to use Ghost 9 (am boy am I happy I moved to Acronis). But it did have the nice feature to increment the file name on the full backups too. then the only issue was to manually delete them if the baclup disk got too full.

    thanks again
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello rkruz,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    I would recommend you to follow Ozmaniac's suggestion.

    You can also find this previous thread interesting.

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

    Thank you.
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    Alexey Popov
     
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