2021 Version of Acronis TrueImage (perpetual license) Builds Full Backup from Prior Backup INSTEAD of Disk Contents
OS corrupted. Reformatted disk and did a restore. When I booted to the restored drive it had the 2019 version of Acronis installed instead of 2021 version, all the scheduled backups were from over a year ago when I was running 2019 version. Other recently installed software was missing. All the backups themselves were from the 2021 version with the latest being a full backup on 9/20.
The scheduled backups that created my backups were not there, and software such as PaintShop Pro 2022 and TrueImage 2021 that I had installed were not there.
I used TrueImage 2021 to mount my September and August backups to a drive letter so I could see what was in them. I searched on *.* -kind:folder and sorted by date. The most recent file was in APRIL!!! About the time I installed Acronis 2021.
Looking at several full backup sets in August and September, somehow since upgrading to Acronis 2021 it has just taken the previous backup set and used it to build a new FULL backup. Totally IGNORING what is on my disk.
It feels like the only way to have a valid backup set is to delete ALL your backup sets BEFORE doing a backup. OR, will that just error because it has nothing to use to build a backup?
Appreciate any help.
PS Why is backup software always good at doing backups but horrible at doing restores. The ONLY value seems to be to restore individual files!!!