Validating my backups

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by chrizio, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. chrizio

    chrizio Guest

    I have one backup family: full backup and several incrementals.
    Which of them do I have to select in TI validation procedure,
    for the purpose TI is carrying out validation for complete family,
    not only for the pointed backup ?

    Which backup file do I have to select during TI validation procedure,
    if the full backup is placed on one dvd media, and the differential backup
    on other dvd media, and I want to validate invoking validation process one
    time only ?

    Will TI encounter any problems if I wish to restore some partition
    from backups stored on two dvd media, media #1 containing file with
    full backup and media #2 containing file with differential backup ?
    Running from TI recovery CD.

    By the way: I think TI could support file filters also while backing
    up whole partitions.
    Do TI carry out write or read-only accesses to full backup file
    while creating differential/incremental one ?

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  2. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Rafael, CA
    Validate the last incremental.
    As far as I know, the incrementals and full backup must be in the same folder (on the same disk) to validate the incrementals.
    Yes. But you could copy all the files to one location and do the recovery from that place.
    When making images, files aren't copied by name so filters can't be used. The backup image copies disk sectors.
    TI has to read the full backup to know what has changed when making an incremental or differential.
  3. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    As jmk94903 said TI doesn't use the file structure in a normal sense for doing backups. If you want to backup at a file level then use the Files and Folders options. I like the idea that when I back up a partition I get the partition with the exception of the pagefile or hibernation file and to add the complexity of file exclusions to imaging is not worth the risk or bother.
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