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ChimpanzeeUK

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I've recently set-up Acronis Home 2010 and a scheduled backup to run weekly. The backup appears to start and a Windows Action Centre icon appears in my task bar saying that a backup is in progress but I can find no way of seeing how far through the backup actually is. There's no Acronis-specific icon on the taskbar and if I start the software manually it gives me no indication of backups currently in-progress.

Any ideas?

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acronis_support

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First of all make sure that you are using the latest build of the software, it is 7046.
What OS are you using? In Windows 7 for example, you can click on the little arrow pointing upwards, this will bring up a pop-up with the Acronis True Image 2010 Home progress bar. If you hovers your mouse over it, you will have a percentage shown. You can double-click on it and this will bring up the ATIH2010 Operation Progress window.
Also, when the backup task is ran, either in scheduled or unscheduled tabs you can see the name of the backup job with the status message and percentage.

Hope this helps.
 

ChimpanzeeUK

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First of all make sure that you are using the latest build of the software, it is 7046.
What OS are you using? In Windows 7 for example, you can click on the little arrow pointing upwards, this will bring up a pop-up with the Acronis True Image 2010 Home progress bar. If you hovers your mouse over it, you will have a percentage shown. You can double-click on it and this will bring up the ATIH2010 Operation Progress window.
Also, when the backup task is ran, either in scheduled or unscheduled tabs you can see the name of the backup job with the status message and percentage.

Hope this helps.
Hi. Thanks for the reply.

I'm on Windows 7. Like I said, the Windows Action Centre (WAC) icon appears in my taskbar and when I hover over it it says that a backup is in progress but doesn't give me any more information. The only action I can perform from the icon is to open the full Action Centre window but this again doesn't give me any specific information about the backup. There are no Acronis-specific icons in the taskbar (even when extended to show hidden items - is this what you mean by the "little arrow pointing upwards"?).

The task is scheduled to run every Monday and this is the first time the backup is being run. Looking at the scheduler in Acronis, the job is currently showing as Idle with a 'Last Result' as Aborted by user. However, I didn't abort the backup and didn't get a summary of the job either on-screen or by email (despite the test email working). The only thing that was making me think the backup was still running was the fact that WAC was reporting it. Looking at the Job log, it would appear that the backup failed/was aborted for some reason and it's just that WAC hasn't detected that. I didn't want to reboot as I didn't want to disturb the backup if it was indeed still going but I'll reboot later and start the job again to see if I get the same problem.

Out of interest, if I do reboot while a backup is running, will Acronis restart, pickup where it left off or just fail the backup?

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acronis_support

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Thank you for the reply! It makes much more sense now. There is no progress bar obviously because the program for some reason is not running the backup.

If you reboot the machine while the backup is running, you will get a similar error message – operation aborted by user.
The best way to proceed in this situation, would be to contact our support - http://kb.acronis.com/content/8153
With the AcronisInfo report from the machine - http://kb.acronis.com/content/2707
This issue requires additional investigation I am afraid, there are many reasons why his backup just stops suddenly.

And let me know your support case # to speed up the process
 
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