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by rgeis
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Switching backup type to Smart
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: Switching backup type to Smart

Ok, I think I understand. So it will delete all my incrementals and create a differential from the full backup when the destination is full.

I found this reference helpful: http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-cre ... ackup.html
by rgeis
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Switching backup type to Smart
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: Switching backup type to Smart

Ok. I didn't think smart backup ever merges files... I thought it simply deletes the old ones to free up space for new. ref. http://www.backup4all.com/kb/backup-types-115.html Does someone know for sure? Like I stated above I have an incremental job with merge and limit 24 backups My issue is I'm ru...
by rgeis
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Switching backup type to Smart
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Switching backup type to Smart

I have a current job as follows: Every 1st Sat. of the month type Incremental limit number of backups 24 Merge backups yes In other words it's an incremental forever job. My question is what will happen if I change this job to type Smart? Will I loose my 2 years of incremental backups?
by rgeis
Thu May 09, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Understanding Save storage space? option
Replies: 5
Views: 3666

Re: Understanding Save storage space? option

"Merging the backups will keep the most recent version for each file. It will combine the currently created backup with the oldest backup version to be deleted." I am trying to understand the above response and overall how merge backups works. How does merge backup work on an incremental j...
by rgeis
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Feedback & Wishlist
Topic: Full backup after a set number of incremental backups
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: Full backup after a set number of incremental backups

Thanks for timely response.

I understand differential backups and I believe understand the limit function now...
So with limit backup number, it will only delete the 1st full backup once all the differentials up to the next full backup are deleted right?
by rgeis
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Feedback & Wishlist
Topic: Full backup after a set number of incremental backups
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: Full backup after a set number of incremental backups

Ok i'm still not quite sure on how the limit backups works with a differential. It seems like it was leaving the full backups which was taking up too much space. My backup goes as follows, weekly each Monday thru Friday run independent differential backups: Backup type: Type: Differential Save stora...
by rgeis
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Incremental Backup - What would happen if....
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Re: Incremental Backup - What would happen if....

You can manually set the affinity to the backup4all process and leave it running....
by rgeis
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Support & Troubleshooting
Topic: Full Backup every x incremental backups
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: Full Backup every x incremental backups

Can someone please explain exactly how merge backups works? And why it should be off on the above scenario....
by rgeis
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Feedback & Wishlist
Topic: Full backup after a set number of incremental backups
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: Full backup after a set number of incremental backups

Hello,

I am wondering if it can be set to limit the total number of full backups when running a differential or incremental schedule? I am aware of the limit backups setting but I'm not sure how to implement it with a scheduled differential backup.

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