7637: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Limitations on Working with RDX and Iomega REV Drives

Last update: 16-11-2010

If an archive is saved to an RDX or Iomega REV drive, there will be no possibility to apply retention rules or mount it

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In most cases Windows detects RDX and Iomega REV drives as CD-ROMs, and so does Acronis Backup & Recovery 10.

Hence, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 has the following limitations on working with RDX and Iomega REV drives:

  • A vault can not be created on RDX and Iomega REV drives, neither manually nor when creating a backup task. Backups will be done correctly, when selecting the drive letter in the backup task directly. If you are using Build 11345 or lower, you can only access REV drives as workaround via a Windows share, see Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Fails to Back Up to Iomega REV Drive;
  • Retention rules will not be applied to RDX and Iomega REV drives.
  • As a workaround, use Simplified archive naming (Echo legacy mode) when creating backups on RDX drives: see Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Simplified Archive Naming.

    (!) Simplified archive naming is available in Build 12457 or higher. See Installation of the latest update of an Acronis product.

    If you do not want to install the latest build, you could also delete older backups using a batch file.

    For example (change F:\ to the path of your Iomega REV drive):

    del F:\*.tib /q

    Use the batch file as a pre command in Acronis Backup & Recovery 10.

    (!) When executed as a pre command, the backup will be deleted before a new one is created.

  • There is no possibility to mount an archive from an RDX or Iomega REV drive. You have to copy the archive to another location and ensure that all volumes of the archive are in one folder. This limitation applies only to the mount functionality, you are still able to browse through the archive the using explore feature.

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