62872: Acronis Cyber Protect 15, Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5: Simplified file naming is not supported

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Last update: 09-09-2020


Acronis Backup 11.7 had Simplified naming of backup files

Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 and Acronis Cyber Protect 15 currently do not support simplified naming.

Each backup plan creates one or more files in the backup location, depending on which backup scheme and which backup format are used. The following table lists the files that can be created per machine or mailbox.

  Always incremental (single-file) Other backup schemes
Version 11 backup format One .tib file and one .xml metadata file

Multiple .tib files and one .xml metadata file (traditional format)

Version 12 backup format One .tibx file per backup chain (a full or differential backup, and all incremental backups that depend on it)
Keep in mind the following when working with backup archives in Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5: all manipulations with archives should be done via the product and not in file explorer. Archives are not independent
  • If you want to specify a custom name for an archive rather than use the default naming scheme, the name should be set when creating the backup plan (see Backup file name in user guide). Renaming backup file in file explorer is not supported.
  • Do not delete or move backup archive slices manually via file explorer.

If you need a copy of backup archive:

  • Go to Backups -> Locations -> select the necessary location and backup -> click Show backups -> select recovery point if needed -> click on the "gear" icon and select Export
    Specify destination for export and click Start
  • If you need to keep copies of all backup files in a secondary location, set up backup replication as a part of backup plan (see user guide for instructions) or create a separate replication plan (see user guide)

If you want to rotate USB hard drives and want each drive to keep a single full backup, follow instructions in the article Backing Up to Removable Devices with Regular Drive Swaps