Setting up scheduled Backups

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  1. adamst

    adamst Registered Member

    May 30, 2006
    Hi all,

    Here's what I want to do.

    1) Take a Full Backup Saturday (and then every 2 weeks repeat)
    2) Take a Full Backup Saturday (every 2 weeks but on the off week mentioned above)

    This will allow me to always restore backup to a max 2 weeks prior.

    I also want to Schedule a Weekly Sunday Backup with incrementals Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri

    Can anyone suggest the best method of doing this ?


  2. Vart

    Vart Registered Member

    May 23, 2006
    You will need 4 scheduled backups.
    for example:
    1) Full weekly backup, starting Saturday, every two weeks

    2) You can schedule the next full backup during the next week (or adjust the date on your computer manually) starting Saturday, every 2 weeks
    (You should keep in mind that you need to place this backups files in different folders or choose different names (like firstweek, secondweek)

    3) Full weekly backup starting Sunday, every week

    4) Daily incremental backup (point it to the full backup from the 3rd step), point this task to start at weekdays.

    This method will create backups in the way you've described at your message :)
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello adamst,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    To expand Vart's reply, I would also like to mention that you can limit the amount of backups created by Acronis True Image in four different ways:

    - Use Backup Server feature (available in Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation and Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server for Windows only, details can be found in section 3.5 of the corresponding User's Guides);

    - Use Acronis Secure Zone (see section 3.3 of Acronis True Image 9.0 Home User's Guide for further details);

    - Use batch file (script) which deletes or renames images as a pre\post-backup command (see section 5.3.3 of the above mentioned User's Guide);

    In the pre\post commands fields of the backup archive creation options you can specify commands or batch files to be automatically executed before and after the backup procedure. You can use any commands supported by Windows command line interface or enter a path to the batch file written in terms of standard Windows scripting rules (see this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article for details).

    Please also take a look at this previous post of mine providing the example of a batch file automatically renaming backups in accordance with the current date.

    - Schedule several pairs of tasks so that several sets of images covering several last weeks\months will be created (see these previous threads for details: Can TI9 control the number of backup sets?, differential back up Q's). This method appears to be the best way to achieve your goal.

    You can find more information on how to schedule a task in Chapter 7 of Acronis True Image 9.0 Home User's Guide mentioned above.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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