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Copying Incremental Backups Using Windows

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Hello,

I saved my backup on External Disk #1 in Archive Folder #1.  I then used windows to save a copy of the backup .tib file onto External Disk #2 in Archive Folder #2. I then made an incremental backup and ATI 2019 stored the incremental .tib file in Archive Folder #1 on External Disk #1.

If I use windows to copy and save the incremental .tib file to Archive Folder #2 on External Disk #2, will the entire incremental file be copied and functional on External Disk #2? If not, what do I need to do to use windows to make a complete copy of an incremental backup.

Thank you,

Ronald McGuire

 

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Ronald, if no other changes have been made to the source folder location other than the creation of a further incremental file, then you just need to copy the new file to your second location.  You could use a synchronisation program to do this so that only the changed file is copied.

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Thank-you, Steve.

Just to confirm. If I copy the small incremental .tib file from external drive #1 to the folder in external drive #2 where I have a copy of the original backup, then I can restore the full backup and the incremental copy from external drive #2. 

 

Thanks,

Ronald McGuire

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Ronald, all the files must be matching, i.e. the small 12KB .tibx file must be from the exact same set of .tibx files that are being copied - it cannot be mixed and matched as it contains metadata about backup task that created the files.

The key is to keep all sets of files synchronised with none missing or swapped etc.

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Steve, I am a little confused. Ronald is (as far as I can work out) is using ATI 2019 which only uses *.tib - no support for *.tibx.

Ian

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Ian, you are correct - an example of responding when tired / 'senior moment'!

Ronald, please ignore the comments about .tibx metadata files as doesn't apply to 2019 version though is one to bear in mind if upgrading to 2020 or later!

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Steve Smith wrote:

Ian, you are correct - an example of responding when tired / 'senior moment'!

Steve, you are not alone, I did something similar a few days back.

Ian