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Windows 7: Backup That Configures to Delete??

04 Oct 2013   #1
jack1953

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Backup That Configures to Delete??

I'm probably shooting for the moon here, but is there a product, that will not only just backup changes on the drive after the initial backup, but that can be programmed to delete the previous backups, after a certain time period, backup the whole drive again, backup only changes, after a certain time, do the process all over again.

I ask this because I have not found any way to program my Acronis and Ghost programs to do that, and after a period of time, my external hard drive fills up, and I have to go in, delete, and start over.

Thanks in advance,

Jack


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04 Oct 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

I used to use Acronis, but now use Macrium. I don't see any way to do it in Macrium either.

I just manually delete old back ups. Not that big of a problem.

Jack
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04 Oct 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack1953 View Post
I'm probably shooting for the moon here, but is there a product, that will not only just backup changes on the drive after the initial backup, but that can be programmed to delete the previous backups, after a certain time period, backup the whole drive again, backup only changes, after a certain time, do the process all over again.

I ask this because I have not found any way to program my Acronis and Ghost programs to do that, and after a period of time, my external hard drive fills up, and I have to go in, delete, and start over.

Thanks in advance,

Jack
You mean something like this?

week 1: full backup
week 2: changes since last full backup
week 3: changes since last full backup
week 4: changes since last full backup
.
.
week 10: changes since last full backup
week 11: full backup
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04 Oct 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack1953 View Post
I'm probably shooting for the moon here, but is there a product, that will not only just backup changes on the drive after the initial backup, but that can be programmed to delete the previous backups, after a certain time period, backup the whole drive again, backup only changes, after a certain time, do the process all over again.

I ask this because I have not found any way to program my Acronis and Ghost programs to do that, and after a period of time, my external hard drive fills up, and I have to go in, delete, and start over.

Thanks in advance,

Jack
Is this what you want v5: How are backup sets created and maintained? (Backup Sets, Differential, Incremental) ? If so, you can schedule the backups... for example full backup on 1st of month. Differental backups each monday but except first of month.
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