How to swap destination drives?

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FlavioB
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Postby FlavioB » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:45 am

Hello.

I'm seeking for a simple yet effective backup solution for my need: I want to use 2 USB sticks (or 2 USB HDDs) which I swap evey week. Is there a way to have this behaviour work without having to periodically check the free space on each backup destination? Can FBackup recognize and delete the oldest backups also if they are on different USB sticks? Or how would it get handled?


Thanks in advance!

F.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:17 pm

Hi,


The Full backup type will create in destination a complete backup every time in zip format.


The Mirror backup type will create in destination an exact copy of the source files without zipping them. After that only new and modified files will be overwritten.


If you want to use Incremental or Differential backup types with limits for the backups in destination, you need to use Backup4all, our commercial product.



FlavioB
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Postby FlavioB » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:34 pm

Hello admin and thanks for your feedback.


I understand the different types of backup you describe.


What I want to know is: what happens if I use 2 different USB HDDs? When I swap them weekly, and they get out of free space, how does FBackup handle this situation?


Kind regards,

F.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:28 pm

Hi,


In FBackup, the old backups are automatically deleted from destination. Only the latest file version is stored.




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