trueimagemnt / incremental backups

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by jura0001, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. jura0001

    jura0001 Registered Member

    Jun 27, 2007

    With Trueimage 9.1 under Linux, there appears to be an issue with "trueimagemnt".

    Let's say I have an original backup plus an incremental backup. Everything in the same directory, as it should be.

    Let's also mention that the backups are split into multiple files.

    Like this:
    1) original backup
    a1.tib a2.tib a3.tib a4.tib........................a20.tib

    2) incremental backup
    a21.tib a22.tib a23.tib............................a35.tib

    Now whatever I do with the trueimagemnt command line under Linux, I can't mount the complete backup (= the original backup modified by the incremental backup).

    In other words:
    It looks like the mounted image still show files that were deleted later AND it does NOT show files that were added.

    There is nothing but the original backup mounted!

    I tried with lots of command lines:
    (from within the directory where the backups are)

    trueimagemnt -m /mnt/test -f *

    trueimagemnt -m /mnt/test -f a*

    trueimagemnt -m /mnt/test -f a21.tib
    (because the incremental backup starts with a21, see above!)

    trueimagemnt -m /mnt/test -f "a1.tib a2.tib a3.tib............a35.tib"
    (replacing the dots by the individual file names)

    Nothing works!

    If, however, I use the graphical interface of trueimage, I am able to mount the image perfectly.

    Is this a weakness or a bug in "trueimagemnt" - or am I doing something the wrong way?

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello jura0001,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Linux Server Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    Please note that you should also specify the partition index with -i|--index option.

    To find the partition index you can list the partitions (and their indexes) saved in image archive (backup.tib) using --list command:

    trueimagecmd --list --filename:backup.tib

    Check chapter 11.3 "Restoring files with trueimagemnt" in the Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Linux User's Guide for more information and "trueimagemnt" usage examples.

    Thank you.
    Aleksandr Isakov
  3. jura0001

    jura0001 Registered Member

    Jun 27, 2007

    Dear Aleksandr Isakov,

    many thanks for this excellent help!

    Yes, the problem was due to the index option. I had used -i 2 (which normally works for me), but needed -i 5.

    So the command line version (trueimagemnt) also works flawlessly. Great.

    Best regards,
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