Keep size of the backup no more than [defined size] no longer available in ATI 2020
I asked Acronis Support what happened to this retention policy option. They first responded that it was there and explained how to get there, which of course I already knew. So I had to send them screenshots to show the difference between a brand new backup in ATI 2020 (with the new tibx format) and one that existed before (and therefore still using the tib format).
Here is the response I received (pasted verbatim with the poor grammar):
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Thank you for your response.
Pierre, this is to keep you informed that, "Keep size of the backup no more than [defined size]" Option has removed for local backups created by Acronis True Image 2020 or later.
If any backup task was configured in earlier version and continuing in 2020, this option will available. For new backup task in Acronis True Image 2020 this option is not available anymore.
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I then asked why the most useful retention policy option was removed, and why that decision was made, but never got an answer.
As an IT consultant, I recommended ATI Home to all my clients for the past 3 years. I have now made the decision to no longer recommend ATI and I will switch to another vendor. Macrium Reflect has never looked so good. I just need to spend more time with it to gain a little more familiarity with the product.
What a ridiculous decision Acronis made. Anyone else feeling the same?