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Acronis 2009 "Automatic consolidation" question


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#1 AMBER LEAF999

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:31 PM

Hello everyone

I have posted this question on the acronis forums, with no replys.

Acronis true image home 2009 "Automatic consolidation"

What does this actually do, i have acronis installed but have not really bothered about setting limits/conditions.

So if i do set limits on a backup (example) to say maximum 5 backups , then on the 6th backup i would have exceeded the maximum number of backups by one.

So then aotomatic consolidation will be performed.

But this puzzels me a bit after what i have read in the help pages it goes on to say " Automatic Consolidation only can consolidate two backups in one"
So i would have one full backup and 5 incremental ones So what does happen here when automatic consolidation is performed.

I am backing up to a external hard drive, so here is another statement from the help pages.

" Description = Automatic consolidation in acronis true image home can be set up for any backup tasks that creates incremental or differential backups regardless of the archives storage place (EXCEPT FOR REMOVABLE MEDIA"
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#2 garmanma

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:44 PM

I've never used it. Maybe this flow chart might make sense out of it:
http://www.acronis.com/r/support/en/kb/100...dation.2009.png

http://kb.acronis.com/content/1761
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