128620: using the [Date] variable in archive names

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David Natachany
Joined: 2017-01-28
Posts: 3


when trying to add the [DATE] Variable to archive name ,i get the error "The name of the backup archive contains a '[Date}' variable which is not supported by acronis backup management server".


This is a huge problem for me since  subsequent backups of the same machine will fail,because the new file will have the same name as the old one.

what can i do about it?

Vasily's picture
Senior Program Manager, Acronis Backup
Joined: 2009-03-30
Posts: 2145


Can you please clarify where exactly you specify the [DATE] variable? Note that it is applicable when using "Simplified archive naming" feature only and it is not usable when saving backups to a centralized vault (see documentation). Please attach some screen shots illustrating the backup plan settings (showing the backup location + archive naming settings).

Thank you.


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Acronis Virtualization Program Manager

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