4503: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Deleting the ".meta" Folder Is Not Recommended

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By deleting the ".meta" folder you remove the meta information about the backup

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Symptoms

  1. Using Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 you back up to a location of your choice (a vault, network share, etc);
  2. Then you browse to the location and delete the .meta folder from the backup location:

  3. After deleting the .meta folder, the backup's meta information is lost. As a result, you will have the following situation:
    • You cannot append an incremental or differential backup to the one that's missing the .meta folder. Instead a full backup will be created;
    • A new backup in the folder may have an unusual name. E.g, RecreatedArchive_D68A57AA-E2A3-4C34-174-C2BC89957D72_2009_08_21_14_47_53_625F.TIB;
    • Validation of the archive may fail.

Cause

The .meta folder contains meta-information on the backups in the same folder.

Solution

It is not recommended to delete the .meta folder.

More information

For information on how to create archives without meta information see Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Simplified Archive Naming.

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