merge bkps

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merge bkps

Post by fbarros »

I want to create a full backup on the first day and incremental backups in the next 9 days. Also, I want that on the 11th day the first incremental backup is merged with full backup, but when I test I get the following: full backup on day 1 in 9 days left, incremental backup, on the 11th day, the second incremental backup is merged with first incremental backup, which is not what I want.
Backup4All can do what I want?

Name: New Backup
Group: My Backup Jobs
Ini file: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Softland\Backup4all Professional 4\IniFiles\New Backup.ini

Destination type: Local hard drive
Drive: C:
Folder: C:\Users\user\Desktop\dst\
Catalog: C:\Users\user\Desktop\dst\


Include filter:
Include all files.
Exclude filter:
Hiberfil on System Drive - use as exclude
( File name = 'hiberfil.sys'
AND Folder name = '%SystemDrive%')
Pagefile on System Drive - use as exclude
( File name = 'pagefile.sys'
AND Folder name = '%SystemDrive%')
Temporary Files - use as exclude
( File name = '*.tmp|*.temp|*.bak|*.chk|*.bkc-journal')
Temporary Folders - use as exclude
( Folder name = '%temp%|%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files|?:\System Volume Information|?:\Recycler|?:\Recycled|%SystemRoot%\Temp\*')

Backup type:
Type: Incremental
Save storage space: Limit number of backups to 10
Merge Backups: Yes
Clear archive bit: No
Zip name prefix: none
Make full backup if all increments exceeds (%): none
Make full backup if all increments exceeds (size): none
Compression level: medium
Do not compress files of type: *.zip|*.rar|*.mp3|*.avi|*.7z|*.gif|*.png|*.jpeg|*.jpg|*.mpg|*.gz|*.gzip|*.mov|*.swf
Always use temporary folder to create zip files: No
Use alternate zipping mode: No
Password: no password
Zip split size: Automatic
Create independent splits: No

Advanced settings:
Use local catalog: Yes
Test after backup: Yes
Delete sources after successful backup: No
Ask for backup label before execution: No
Backup open files: Yes
Store temporary catalog data in memory Yes
Backup execution priority: Normal priority
Action before backup: not enabled
Action after backup: not enabled
Comparison criteria: [Size, Date modified, Date created, Read-Only, Archived, Hidden, System]
Sounds: not enabled

Emails: not enabled

Show warning and error messages when scheduled: No
Abort backup when source drives are not available: No
Ask for user input when backup cannot continue: No

Adrian (Softland)
Posts: 1885
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:46 pm

Re: merge bkps

Post by Adrian (Softland) »


You cannot do the backups as you described.
The full backup cannot be merged with another incremental. There would be a complete mess.
The Incremental backups are based on the Full backup.

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