14850: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Simplified Archive Naming

Last update: Thu, 2011-06-23 12:06

Naming backup files using the archive name instead of auto-generated names

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 All Editions (build 12457 or higher)


A new feature was introduced in Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Build 12457: simplified naming of backup files (a.k.a. Echo legacy mode). This option allows to name backup archives  using a simple name (e.g. MyData.tib) rather than auto-generated names (e.g. MyData_2010_03_26_17_01_38.tib)

This naming scheme allows you to copy or move backup files and use scripts to manage them. It is also recommended to use this scheme if you want to keep a single full backup of your data or if you rotate several USB hard drives with backups.


To use simplified file naming, check Name backup files using the archive name, as in Acronis True Image Echo, rather than auto-generated names during backup plan creation:

The file name of the first full backup in the archive will consist of the archive name that you specify (for example: MyData.tib). The file names of subsequent incremental or differential backups will have an index: MyData2.tib, MyData3.tib, etc.

The following functionality is not available when using simplified file naming:

  1. Backups to the following locations:
    • Managed vault;
    • Tape;
    • Acronis Secure Zone;
    • Acronis Online Backup Storage;
  2. Setting up retention rules;
  3. Creating full, incremental and differential backups within a single backup plan. You need to create separate backup plans for each type of backup;
  4. Setting up regular conversion to a virtual machine.

(!) Simplified file naming is only available when creating an individual backup plan on the machine. It cannot be selected in centralized backup policy.

(!) The target folder for simplified file naming archives should have no .meta subfolders.

More information

This functionality is only available in Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 starting from Build 12457. See Installation of the latest update of an Acronis product.

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