Wed, 2011-04-06 13:52
How to validate backups automatically and manually
This article applies to:
Acronis True Image Home 2011
Validation allows you to check the backup integrity and to confirm that the backup can be recovered.
You can validate backup archives manually or you can schedule regular validation.
(!) Only disk/partition backups, file/folder backups and e-mail backups can be validated. Validation is not available for backups created with Acronis Nonstop Backup or backups stored in the online storage (Acronis Online Backup). Solution
Validate an existing backup manually
To validate an existing backup in Windows:
Locate the necessary backup in My backups list and press
Operations -> Validate backup:
Right-click on the backup in Windows and select
Archive -> Validate:
Schedule automatic validation
Create a new backup, or, for an existing backup select
Operations -> Edit backup settings; Press
Disk backup options, File backup options or E-mail backup options: Go to
Validation and check the option Validate backup when it is created:
By default, regular validation in Acronis True Image Home 2011 is enabled with the following settings:
Frequency: Once a month;
Day: the date when backup was created;
Time: the moment of backup start plus 15 minutes.
To change regular validation schedule, click the current settings in
Regular validation field (by default this field is Once a month):
You can set up regular validation daily, weekly or monthly. Specify the necessary days and time for validation.
In the example below validation will be run each Friday at 7.00 PM:
OK to close validation schedule and press OK to close backup options.
If you do not want to schedule regular validation, press
Do not schedule:
Validate using Acronis Bootable Media
Boot the computer using Acronis Bootable Media;
Recovery tab and find the backup that you want to validate:
If the necessary backup is not in the list, press
Browse for backup, locate the necessary backup file and press Ok to add backup to the list. Right-click on the backup that you want to validate and click
Proceed in Validate Wizard window: