Should I first restore my full backup then the incremental?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by rimshot609, May 11, 2009.

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  1. rimshot609

    rimshot609 Registered Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    I'm having to do a full restore to a new hard drive. Should I first restore the full backup, and then restore the latest incremental backup over that? Or could I just restore the latest incremental? Will that give me all my files?
    I've seen this question before but doing a search can't seem to find the answer. Thanks...
  2. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

    Mar 28, 2007
    Florida - USA
    Start with the latest incremental. True Image will find all the others right down to the Full as long as they're in the same folder.
  3. schabelf

    schabelf Registered Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    If you want to restore a partition to the way it was before the last incremental or differential backup, can you pick a backup say 3 up in the chain and will the program restore from there back including the full backup but not the last 2 incremental or differential backups?
  4. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Yes, that is how you can use an incremental to roll-back to any available point in time.
  5. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello schabelf and rimshot609,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Products

    I may recommend everyone to read more about incremental and differential backups using this link

    Also keep in mind that in order to restore differential backup using Acronis True Image software you should have only one differential backup archive and one full backup archive. In order to restore the last incremental backup using Acronis True Image software you should have all incremental backup archives from the set and one full backup archive.

    Best regards,
    Dmitry Nikolaev
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