22108: Acronis Backup & Recovery 11: Archive Size Retention Rules Are Applied Only When New Full Slice Is Created

This is current product behavior

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Server
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Server SBS Edition
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Virtual Edition
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Workstation
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Server for Windows
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation


  1. You create a backup task to create incremental backups and set the following parameters for retention rules:
    • Move backups if archive size exceeds certain size;
    • Consolidate backups if backup has dependencies;
  2. When the archive exceeds the specified size, backups are not moved till the next full backup is created;


This is current product behavior. In the described configuration backups will only be moved after a next full backup is created.


As a workaround, specify the conditions for moving backups based on archive age or archive size.

More information

Acronis Development Team is working on changing Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 behavior to move backup archives according to set rules.

See also Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.


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