19313: Acronis True Image Home 2011: Archive Naming

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Last update: Thu, 2011-03-10 11:11

How backup archive names are formed in Acronis True Image Home 2011

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  • Acronis True Image Home 2011


When you create a backup task in Acronis True Image Home 2011, the program will offer you a default name for archive, based on the data that you selected to back up. You can always specify a desired name by typing it in the Backup name field:

If you create a full backup followed by incremental or differential backups, incremental/differential archives attached to this full archive will have the same name with a number added:

MyBackup.tib Full backup
MyBackup2.tib First incremental/differential
MyBackup3.tib Second incremental/differential
MyBackup4.tib Third incremental/differential

If you create full backups with the same name in the same location, a number in brackets will be added to the backup name, e.g. MyBackup(1).tib, MyDocuments(2).tib.

If you create a custom backup scheme to create a full archive after two incremental backups, the backup archive names will look like this:

MyBackup.tib First full backup
MyBackup2.tib First incremental backup
MyBackup3.tib Second incremental backup
MyBackup(1).tib Second full backup
MyBackup(1)2.tib First incremental to second full backup
MyBackup(1)3.tib Second incremental to second full backup

See also Acronis True Image Home 2011: Backup Schemes and Difference between Full, Incremental and Differential Backup.

You can also add variables the backup name (e.g. time and date of backup creation): click the down arrow in Destination field and click Browse:

In the Add drop-down field select the parameter or parameters that you want to add to the backup name:

You can also add these parameters to the backup name by typing them manually, e.g. MyBackup@date@.

Possible variables are:

  • @date@ - backup creation date
  • @time@ - backup creation time
  • @user@ - current user name
  • @machine@ - computer name
  • @task@ - name of the task that includes the backup
  • @exec@ -  the sequence number of the task run

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