Incremental

How to create and schedule a task to clean up backup locations

If there are both ShadowProtect and Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for Windows installed on the same machine and you back up with VSS enabled, the incremental and differential backups will be of the same size as the full ones

When booted from WinPE-based Acronis Bootable Media Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 always creates full backup archive instead of incremental or differential

Trying to append an incremental or differential backup in Windows/Linux to the one created from Acronis Bootable Media will produce a full backup. The same is true for a vice versa operation

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

Automatic consolidation creates a new archive with the data from the original ones and deletes the older incremental or differential backups

Acronis True Image Echo has the capability to consolidate backup files (create a consistent copy of archive while deleting selected backups)

How to consolidate backups manually and how to set up automatic consolidation 

Replace the StructuredBackup.dll library with the one that has the fix to solve the issue

Avoid mounting in read/write mode several partitions from one backup archive at the same time in Linux. Also avoid mounting one partition to several directories at the same time in Linux. This will corrupt the incremental slices

Keep a copy of your backup archive in the virtual machine format ready for instant recovery

Create a new backup plan to create backup of different type

An incremental backup created after a previous backup in the chain has been edited in the read/write mode will not have the changes of the edited backup

The issue has been fixed, please upgrade to Acronis Backup 11.5 (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5). This an issue with filtering information when browsing. On restore, the correct files are recovered

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 can update the virtual machine instead of recreating it

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 and Recovery for Microsoft Exchange cannot create an incremental backup of an Information Store or Storage Group in Circular Logging mode

Incremental or differential backups are larger when performed after disk defragmentation or full restore

In what way full, differential and incremental backups differ from each other

Introduction

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 backups (full or differential).

Description

Introduction

If you want to run your backups manually and have the ability to choose what type of backup to create when the task is run, you can select the necessary backup scheme and switch off scheduling.

Solution

Follow the steps below to set up a custom backup scheme, including differential and/or incremental backups: