Why so long to delete a backup?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by mmoore99, Nov 9, 2006.

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  1. mmoore99

    mmoore99 Registered Member

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    I am using an Acronis backup location to manage a backup set. The backup policy is set to do a full backup after doing 6 differential backups. The backup folder limit is set to 7. The backup last night was the number eight so Acronis rightfully deleted one backup. However, the deletion activity took about 2:45. Why would it take this long to delete a backup? Is it not just a matter of deleting a file? The log for this activity is as follows:
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    1    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:02 AM    The "Dagwood - Drive C" operation started
    2    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:02 AM    Analyzing partition 0-0...
    3    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:03 AM    Analyzing partition 1-1...
    4    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:03 AM    Analyzing partition C:...
    5    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:03 AM    Analyzing partition E:...
    6    Warning!    11/9/2006 4:00:03 AM    Priority changed to Low priority
    7    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:03 AM    Analyzing partition C:...
    8    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:06 AM    Create Differential Backup ArchiveFrom:	NTFS (C:)To file:	"\\astro\Astro-USB Backup 2\Acronis Backup-Dagwood-Drive C-Set A\"Compression:	Normal
    9    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:07 AM    Pending operation 128 started: "Saving partition structure"
    10    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:07 AM    Pending operation 131 started: "Creating partition image"
    11    Information    11/9/2006 4:00:07 AM    Locking partition C:...
    12    Information    11/9/2006 4:03:41 AM    Check for 'number of backups' rule violation is started. Set number:	7
    13    Warning!    11/9/2006 4:03:41 AM    'Number of backups' rule violation is detected. Maximum allowed:	7Current number:	8
    14    Warning!    11/9/2006 4:03:41 AM    There is no action available to take against the limit violation. Limit rule: by backup count. By default, the 'delete' action will be used.
    15    Information    11/9/2006 4:03:41 AM    Trying to fix limit violation: by backup count.
    16    Information    11/9/2006 4:03:41 AM    Deletion is started. Rule:	by backup countNumber of backup will be deleted:	1
    17    Information    11/9/2006 4:03:41 AM    Backup deletionLocation:	atis:network?file://astro\Astro-USB Backup 2\Acronis Backup-Dagwood-Drive C-Set A\Number of backups:	1
    18    Information    11/9/2006 6:42:20 AM    Completed successfully
    19    Information    11/9/2006 6:42:20 AM    Deletion complete.
    20    Information    11/9/2006 6:42:21 AM    Operation has succeeded.
    
     
  2. TheWeaz

    TheWeaz Registered Member

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    Any idea on how long the initial backup took?
    I wonder if the messages aren’t just getting logged at the end of the process, when the image has been completed.
     
  3. TheWeaz

    TheWeaz Registered Member

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    Based on a little test I just ran, I think the deletion does not take place until after the new image is created.
    I get the same odd times as you did AND kept getting the "disk getting full" message while the backup was in progress. That message went away when TI finished.
     
  4. TheWeaz

    TheWeaz Registered Member

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    I don’t know how to post the scrollie thing like you did, but in a nutshell:
    Total time: 3 Min 33 Sec
    Time from “The …. operation started” to “Check for ‘number of backups’ rule”: 3 Min 17 Sec
    Time from “Check for ‘number of backups’ rule” to “Deletion complete”: 2 Sec
    Time from “Check for ‘number of backups’ rule” to “Operation has succeeded”: 16 Sec
     
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