Merge Backups?

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Merge Backups?

Post by » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:32 am

Backup4all PRO work in its latest version.

Can anyone explain me please which means the merger of backups?

I put a historical 7 days, have the following backups in remote folder:

1_FULL (01/07/2016)
4_INCREMENTAL (01/10/2016)
5_INCREMENTAL (11/01/2016)
6_INCREMENTAL (01/12/2016)
7_INCREMENTAL (01-13-2016)
8_INCREMENTAL (01-14-2016)
9_INCREMENTAL (01-15-2016)

I do not understand what has happened with data on 8, 9 and 10. If the option of merging active backups, these data should be merged to something, at least in the log says, but not where they are. As I understand the backing of those days has to be in the "4_INCREMENTAL (10/01/2016)" container.

Work with software that changes daily files in a folder, the files maintain records, in this case as I understand if I have files will be overwritten 09.01.2016 day with the day 10/01/2016 in the container "4_INCREMENTAL (01-10-2016) ".

To retrieve entire days in the historical past 7 days would have to disable the function, and so could recover eg "4_INCREMENTAL (10/01/2016)". only with files on 10 and not older files?

Thank you!

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Merge Backups?

Post by Adrian (Softland) » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:14 am


When you run the backup and the limit with merge is applied, the oldest incremental and the new incremental will be merged.
Backup version 4 and 10 will be merged, keeping only the latest version of each file (from these two archives).
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Re: Merge Backups?

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