TI 10: Can you collapse incremental into new base image?

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  1. rick007

    rick007 Registered Member

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    Can you collapse incrementals backups into a new base image?

    I have 20 or 30 incremental backups that are probably wasting at least some disk space. Can I collapse them into new base backup?
     
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    Never heard of anyone doing that ... but why not just make a new Full Backup, then delete all those incrementals and its associated base.
     
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    Only if you have the Echo server versions can you consolidate images.


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    Hello all,

    Thank you for using Acronis Disk Backup software

    I should correct the answer provided by bodgy, all Echo versions are able to consolidate backups. This feature is available in Acronis True Image Echo Workstation, not only in server versions.

    I'm afraid that it's not possible to consolidate backups in Acronis True Image 11 Home product.

    If you're not using Echo version of Acronis True Image software then you can create the new full backup instead of consolidation.

    Thank you.
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    Michael Levchenko
     
  5. dsn

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    Personally, I wouldn't want to do that even if it was possible. Every one of those incrementals must be perfect, or the whole shebang could be corrupted. I know that 99+ % of the time they will be perfect, but I'm not willing to trust my irreplaceable data files to that small risk of failure.

    I haven't been a TI user all that long and am still experimenting, but my current strategy of a weekly full data backup followed by 6 differential backups seems to be working well.
     
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