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A question for Acronis TrueImage Users

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Alex Ethridge, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    I am using the trial version of Acronis TrueImage and I see two problems so far.

    First: When scheduling backups, I can't find any way to limit the number of backups it saves. Is there not one?

    Second: I see that Acronis doesn't back up directly to DVD. Do you guys actually sit there while you exchange 10- 20- or even 30 CDs as Acronis fills them? How do you overcome this?

    At this point, all of my full system backups are written directly to 1- or 2 bootable DVDs by Norton Ghost and it sure is convenient.
     
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    External USB hard drives.
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    Well, I guess that's one way; but, I store my backups on DVD and using a USB hard disk to image to and then having to go through the extra operation of burning that backup to DVDs for long-term storage sure would take a lot of extra time.

    What about limiting the number of saved scheduled backups? Is there something I'm missing or is it just not there?
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Well, what I've done for my image backup of systems here is to schedule a small batch job before True Image runs. I backup to a file named 1CDRIVE.TIB each week. This batch file renames the existing backups and deletes the oldest one. I keep four copies, but you can tailor it for any number you like. Obviously, you can also change the folder location of the backups.

    @echo off
    if not exist H:\backup\main_c\1CD*.tib goto end
    if exist H:\backup\main_c\4CD*.TIB del H:\backup\main_c\4CD*.TIB
    if exist H:\backup\main_c\3CD*.tib ren H:\backup\main_c\3CD*.tib 4CD*.tib
    if exist H:\backup\main_c\2CD*.tib ren H:\backup\main_c\2CD*.tib 3CD*.tib
    if exist H:\backup\main_c\1CD*.tib ren H:\backup\main_c\1CD*.tib 2CD*.tib
    :end
     
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