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Hello.I  would  ask  you  if  i  can  sync  two folders.One  is  in  my  C  drive  and  the  other  in  my  external  usb  stick.

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Sorry, not possible with Acronis True Image unless the 2 folders are on different PC's with each PC running ATI and joining the same Sync task.

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Thank  you  very  much.Two more  questions  please.

1)Acronis  has  any  software  for  this  job?

2)I  am  a  teacher  of  mathematics.I  have  many  docs  and  pdf  files.I  want  to  create  a  backup    like  this:

When  i  change/modify  a  doc  ,also   modify/change  the  first  backup.Without  creating  many  backups  and  deleting  the  older  e.t.cWhich  method  is  preferable?Sorry  for  my  abd  english.

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vasilis nikolopoulos wrote:

Thank  you  very  much.Two more  questions  please.

1)Acronis  has  any  software  for  this  job?

2)I  am  a  teacher  of  mathematics.I  have  many  docs  and  pdf  files.I  want  to  create  a  backup    like  this:

When  i  change/modify  a  doc  ,also   modify/change  the  first  backup.Without  creating  many  backups  and  deleting  the  older  e.t.cWhich  method  is  preferable?Sorry  for  my  abd  english.

1.  No - Acronis sync works between 2 different computers, not 2 folders on the same computer.

2.  That sounds very much like the capability of the Windows 10 File History feature.  The alternative would be to use other third-party synchronisation application with this capability and which also would allow versioning.

I have a Synology NAS device where I can use the Synology Drive sync software to do something very similar to your requirements, including keeping multiple versions of changed files.

One option would be to use a Cloud service like OneDrive but I am not sure about whether than allows to keep multiple versions of changed files unless this is a feature of the Business version of the application?

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Sorry  you  don't  understand me.The  second  question  was  for creating  backup  with  acronis  trye  image.I  want  to  do  this  :I  want  to  create  a  first  full  backup.After,  when  i  change  a  doc (like  add  a  page,or  change  something  in  the  document) i  want  to  create  a  new  full  backup  which  inlcude  all  changes.The  same  folders/files/docs  with  new  changes.Which  method  is  appropiate  with  acronis  true  image/

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Vasilis, ok, there are several different backup schemes that can be used with ATI 2017-2020 to do what you are asking.

For backing up your set of folders with their files / documents etc, then you should choose to create a Files & Folders backup task, after which you can choose any of the following backup schemes:

Full backups only - where all the contents of your source data are included everytime.

Incremental backups - where you create an initial Full backup then make a number of Incremental backups before creating a further new Full backup and repeating the cycle.
An Incremental backup captures only the changes found since the previous backup was made.

Differential backups - where you create an initial Full backup then make a number of Differential backups before creating a further new Full backup and repeating the cycle.
A Differential backup captures all the changes found since the initial Full backup of that chain.

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So  if  i  have  a  doc  with  two  pages.And  for  example  create   a  third  page:

1)with  incremental   create  a  initial backup  which  inlude  the''new''  page?

2)with  differental  create  a  backup  with  all  pages?The  two  first  and  with  the  new  one?

Also  i  will  try  to  connect  with  official  support.I  don't  receive  any responce....Why?Because  my  product  is  ''old''?

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Vasilis, when you create any backup you will capture the data in the state it is at that specific point in time, so if your document has 2 or 3 pages, that will be captured in the backup.

Each time you create a further backup, a new snapshot of your data is captured with any new changes you have made.

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So  incremendal  backup  works  like  full  backup?Or  after  creating  an  incremendal  backup  create  automatically  or  i  would  create  manually  a  full  backup?

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Please see the ATI 2017 User Guide: Full, incremental and differential backups which has a full description of how these backup methods work with examples.

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thank  you