23877: Acronis True Image Home 2012: Nonstop Backup

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Using Acronis True Image Home 2012 nonstop backup

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  • Acronis True Image Home 2012

Description

Acronis Nonstop Backup provides protection of your disks and files. It allows you to recover entire disks, individual files and their different versions.

Once you start Acronis Nonstop Backup, the program will perform an initial full backup of the data selected for protection. Acronis Nonstop Backup will then save changes in the protected files (including open ones) every five minutes, so that you will be able to recover your system to an exact point in time.

Usually the different states of the protected data will be backed up at 5-minute intervals for 24 hours.

If you select to store Acronis Nonstop Backup changes on a network resource (e.g. on a NAS) and network connection is interrupted, the program stores changes in a temporary local buffer of 1GB and uploads changes to network resource when the connection is restored. If buffer is full and network connection is not restored, Acronis Nonstop Backup pauses.

(!) Backups older than 24 hours are automatically consolidated in such a way that Acronis True Image Home will keep daily backups for the last 30 days and weekly backups until all Nonstop Backup storage space is used. The consolidation will be performed every day between midnight and 01:00 AM. The first consolidation will take place after the Nonstop Backup works not less than 24 hours. If you turn off the Nonstop Backup for some time, the consolidation will start after you turn it on again.

(!) It is not possible to use the Acronis Online storage as a place to store the Acronis Nonstop Backup data.

(!) It is not possible to use Acronis Nonstop Backup for protecting data on external hard drives.


More information

See also Acronis Nonstop Backup: FAQ.

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