swap external drives

Correct configuring of backup to removable devices with regular drive swaps with Acronis Backup (Advanced) 11.5 Software.

If you are using Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 see Acronis Backup: Backing Up to Removable Devices with Regular Drive Swaps

During the backup creation, the corresponding metadata (structural information about the containers of the backed up data) are collected and saved along with the backed up data itself. The accurate metadata is essential for correct subsequent backup processing within a single backup plan, since each backup in the chain is dependent on the previously created backups. If the target medium storing the full backup is replaced, it is not possible to create subsequent incremental or differential backups. Still, you can set up full backups to swapped drives.