Skip to main content

List Files in Incremental / Differential Backup

Thread needs solution
Beginner
Posts: 2
Comments: 1

Hello:

I have been searching and cannot find the answer to this.

Is there a way to list the files that were actually backed up in an Incremental / Differential backup?

For example, if there are 4000 files on the system that get backed up during a full backup and only 10 change between the full and the differential, can I find out what the 10 are?

Bruce.

0 Users found this helpful
Beginner
Posts: 2
Comments: 1

#1

Oh Yeah, I am using True Image Home 11.

Forum Star
Posts: 17
Comments: 2991

#2

Hello Bruce,

Thank you for using [[http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ | Acronis True Image]]

You are unable to list the files. Acronis True Image uses a sector-level technology. The Snapshot Manager driver creates a view of the system volume and a bitmap describing the used sectors on this volume. The program doesn't discern files and folders, it takes into the consideration only the used and unused sectors.

Thank you.

Forum Member
Posts: 9
Comments: 48

#3

I have exact the same question - and what if the archive was done with files backup not drives/volumes backup? - Is there a way to distinguish what files were created on the exact date in such backup?

I have over 300 000 files in my archives, and over 20 000 folders, and sometimes I need a file that was on a exact date - having all files seen in all archives makes this a little hard.

Forum Star
Posts: 17
Comments: 2991

#4

Hello Marcin,

Thank you for using Acronis Corporate Products

It is impossible to sort the files inside the backup archive by the date. In the case of the files & folders backup it looks like a lack of feature. I will create a request to the appropriate department. Maybe, this option will be added for the future releases.

Thank you.

Beginner
Posts: 2
Comments: 6

#5

To Anyone still searching this topic, a good option is differential so all backup files have the latest file as at that date of the backup. The only disadvantage is if you have different files backing up every night then the backup sizes will keep increasing for the sum of all files since the initial backup. I hope I explained that ok.