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Incremental in Free Version

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:48 pm
by Peteh
Using the free version 5, build 346:

Created a job to Mirror backup data to an external drive. Ran correctly. I then created a second job to backup the same data to a different external drive -- the second copy I keep away from home in case of fire/theft etc.

Now a month later, I reran the first job, and it has only done an incremental backup --- not what I wanted as I had formatted the drive in preparation for the backup.

Why is this happening - as I haven't bought the full Backup4all version?

I'm deleting C:\Users\xxxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5\*.* to see if that allows a full backup to work. If so then this is not very efficient!!!!

Re: Incremental in Free Version

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:53 am
by Peteh
Follow up information:

After deleting all the files in C:\Users\xxxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Softland\FBackup 5, a new Mirror backup worked successfully.

I did some further analysis of the second drive, it appears to NOT be an incremental backup, but a "I think I'll do this file" type of approach. Some of the files had not been used for several months. This backup size was about 30% of the total.

Re: Incremental in Free Version

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:55 pm
by Adrian (Softland)

It seems you want to use the backup destination rotation scheme.
That is not possible with FBackup but only with our commercial edition: Backup4all.