Questions about efficient backup with ATI Home 2009

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  1. TestPersonX

    TestPersonX Registered Member

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    Hey there,

    I've got two questions about making backups most efficiently :)

    1. When I want to save my whole C-drive data and bootrecord etc, so that I could completely restore it in case there's a HDD-fault, s it better to use as backup-type "My Computer" or "My Data"? Is it useful to use both or is the data only redundant? Is it possible to fully restore my data from both types when I don't exclude folders but make full C-partition being backuped up so I need only one of both?

    2. I read here in the forums that it should be possible to do the following:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1496048&postcount=2
    the only option I find is "consolidating" which means for me that only the latest X incremental backups are kept. So when I already X backups (with consolidating-option turned on), and make a new one, the two oldest backups will be merged into one so that after the backup process I again have 5 backups and less space consumptions. But how to make a new full backup (with subsequent incremental backups) after X incremental backups on the first one as mentioned in the linked post?

    3. Where do I find more batch-articles to execute two predefined tasks in ATI 09 (without time scheduling) via batch script? Only found:
    http://kb.acronis.com/content/1742
    which is not my case...

    Thanks so far!
     
  2. TestPersonX

    TestPersonX Registered Member

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    Concerning second request, I only found:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=246156&highlight=batch

    But this is said to not work in the thread... Wouldn't it be possible to do a batchfile, which:

    Always moves full+set of incremental backups in a subfolder when there are X files in the DIR and than executes TI task, so TI will create a new full backup since the task does not recognize any backups in the task-defined folder anymore?
     
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    You would want to use the My Computer type (image) backup. This will allow you to restore your partition(s). Backup your entire drive if you want to be able to restore your entire drive.

    Any files can be retrieved from an image backup by Mounting or Exploring the image.

    You can do a separate My Data backup of your important files, if you wish. Personally, I don't bother with that type. My Data backups can also be much slower than creating an image backup.

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    For your scheduling problem, I think you would need to use the Create a new full backup after box and Remove old archives options. Have you tried that?
    Make sure you're using one of the later builds of TI 2009 (9,709 or 9,796).
     
  4. TestPersonX

    TestPersonX Registered Member

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    OK thanks, gonna try that. Where do I find a list of actual build numbers and changelogs? Do you know something about third question?

    Edit: Concerning 1. : So they are more or less redundant than and when I have the full backup, this should be enough to also only restore data, not MBR and bootloader?
     
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  5. TestPersonX

    TestPersonX Registered Member

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    OK found out after searching a lot, how to execute tasks in ATI from batch files...

    so only the two questions about

    1. changelog and builds
    2. backup methods and if they are redundant
     
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    1. The information on how to find build number is described here. Operations log from our program can be checked in Could you please send us the log with the error?

    - Start Acronis True Image Home;
    - Select Tools -> Show log;
    - If you click on the diskette icon, and choose the location (folder), you can save this log in .txt format.

    2. If you want to save the image of entire drive, you should use My Computer backup type (it will backup all information from selected partitions or hard drives, including hidden files\folders, boot information etc). My Data backup is intended to backup separate files and folders (such as documents, music etc). You wont be able to completely recover your OS from My Data backup.

    Detailed information about Acronis True Image Home product can be found in User's Guide.

    Thank you.
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    Alexander Nikolsky
     
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