Help with Acronis True Image backup strategy


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Bob

I am looking for suggestions on a scheduled backup strategy for hy home
PC using Acronis True Image v9. What I have in mind is this:

1) Do a FULL backup on a monthly basis.
2) Then do a DIFFERENTIAL backup every week except the week when I do
the full backup.

The problem I've run into is figuring out the best way to schedule and
accomplish this using True Image's scheduler. There does not really
seem to be an efficient way to set the scheduler up to do this using
the options it provides, or at least I can't come up with anything.

Any suggestions or ideas are welcome!

Thanks,
Bob
 
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Peter

I am looking for suggestions on a scheduled backup strategy for hy home
PC using Acronis True Image v9. What I have in mind is this:

1) Do a FULL backup on a monthly basis.
2) Then do a DIFFERENTIAL backup every week except the week when I do
the full backup.

The problem I've run into is figuring out the best way to schedule and
accomplish this using True Image's scheduler. There does not really
seem to be an efficient way to set the scheduler up to do this using
the options it provides, or at least I can't come up with anything.

Full backup on 1st, diff backup on 8, 15, 22; on monthly basis.
 
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max

Full backup on 1st, diff backup on 8, 15, 22; on monthly basis.

This is the best bet, as it starts over once a month when you do the
full, and there's no manual cleanup required.

The only risk is if something goes wrong with the full backup for any
reason. TI won't alert you that your scheduled backups have failed -
you have to check the logs manually - and the diff backups will fail
because the the full is no good.

I use a similar technique (full weekly, incremental daily), but I make
a redundant full backup once a week as well, so that I have a fallback
in case the main backup fails.

max
 
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Rod Speed

Bob said:
I am looking for suggestions on a scheduled backup strategy for hy
home PC using Acronis True Image v9. What I have in mind is this:
1) Do a FULL backup on a monthly basis.
2) Then do a DIFFERENTIAL backup every week
except the week when I do the full backup.

Why not do the differential at a higher frequency than that ?
Say 2-3 times a week or even daily ?
The problem I've run into is figuring out the best way to schedule and
accomplish this using True Image's scheduler. There does not really
seem to be an efficient way to set the scheduler up to do this using
the options it provides, or at least I can't come up with anything.

You just have two separate scheduled events, one for each of the above.
Any suggestions or ideas are welcome!

Even suggestions to shove your head up a dead bear's arse ?
 
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Bob

:> I am looking for suggestions on a scheduled backup strategy for hy
:> home PC using Acronis True Image v9. What I have in mind is this:
:
:> 1) Do a FULL backup on a monthly basis.
:> 2) Then do a DIFFERENTIAL backup every week
:> except the week when I do the full backup.
:
:Why not do the differential at a higher frequency than that ?
:Say 2-3 times a week or even daily ?

Because I don't leave my PC on 24/7. I turn it on in the morning when
I get up, then turn it off about an hour later before I go to work,
then turn it on when I get home from work, then off again before going
to bed. I would hate to run the bacup jobs during those times when I
am most likely using the PC and instead would prefer to have one day a
week when I leave my PC turned on all day for backups.

:> The problem I've run into is figuring out the best way to schedule and
:> accomplish this using True Image's scheduler. There does not really
:> seem to be an efficient way to set the scheduler up to do this using
:> the options it provides, or at least I can't come up with anything.
:
:You just have two separate scheduled events, one for each of the above.
:
:> Any suggestions or ideas are welcome!
:
:Even suggestions to shove your head up a dead bear's arse ?

Uhhhhhhhh...no thank you.
 
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Timothy Daniels

"Bob" puzzled:
Rod Speed wrote:
:Even suggestions to shove your head up a dead bear's arse ?

Uhhhhhhhh...no thank you.

:) We keep him around for entertainment, Bob.
Pay no mind. He's just someone's sock puppet.

*TimDaniels*
 
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Rod Speed

Timothy Daniels said:
"Bob" puzzled:

:) We keep him around for entertainment, Bob.
Pay no mind. He's just someone's sock puppet.

Presumably you actually are that stupid.
 
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Gerhard Fiedler

Bob said:
I would hate to run the bacup jobs during those times when I am most
likely using the PC and instead would prefer to have one day a week when
I leave my PC turned on all day for backups.

I have a maintenance script that does among other things run a backup, and
it shuts the computer down (that is, put it to sleep) after it is done. I
run that after I'm done for the day.

Gerhard
 

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