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Incremental Backup to the cloud

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It appears that Acronis does not do incremental backup to the cloud. When a backup is done to the cloud it overwrites the file. So if a file is corrupted or accidentally changed and then gets backed up to the cloud then the back up is corrupt or changed and so the file is lost. Is this right? If so then the files are not really being backed up.

I now have my local directory with my incremental backups, backed up to the cloud. This seems a but inelegant but appears to be the only way to do it.

Any comments?

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Hello Stephen,

Welcome to Acronis user forums! In fact all backups to the Cloud except the very first one contain only changes (incremental). This algorithm is explained by the different archive type created in the Cloud as compared to the local backups. So, regardless of the backup scheme, the first task run produces a full backup; subsequent task runs produce incremental backups.

Addressing your concern about corrupted files: the old backup versions are not overwritten, in other words when you create backup of the file, then it gets corrupted, you create another backup - in the end you will have two different backups containing two file versions and can revert to any of them. 

Thank you,

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Thanks for the reply. I see that now. It does backup the file as I expected, and there are indeed multiple versions of a backed up file. I think Acronis needs to make this more evident, perhaps by having the selection for Backup Scheme available to view for cloud backups, so that we can see that incremental is already selected