Acronis True Image 2020 introduced a new backup format - .tibx, which is even more reliable and convenient. The .tibx format is used for disk backups created to internal drives, external drives, network storage.
One of the main changes in this new backup format is that the .tibx format saves full and differential backup versions as separate files, while incremental backup versions are automatically merged into their base full backups.
A local .tibx file can contain:
- one full backup
- one full backup and one or more incremental backups
- one differential backup
A local .tibx file cannot contain:
- just incremental backups, without a full or differential backup
If the you selected Incremental backup method under Options - Backup scheme, then all incremental backups until the next full or differential backup will be written to the same file. If you used earlier versions of Acronis True Image, you may expect a separate .tib file to be produced on each run of the backup - writing all incremental backups to the same file is one of the changes from the .tib format. It is not possible to force the old behavior to put incremental backups in separate .tibx files.
For example, if you run the backup 7 times, using the default setting Create a full version after every 5 incremental versions and backup name System Partition, it will produce:
- 1 full backup, stored in "System partition.tibx"
- 5 incremental backups, stored all in the same file "System partition.tibx"
- 1 new full backup, stored in "System partition-0001.tibx"