I cannot find a way to validate any but the latest backup version. Selecting a specific previous backup from the backup explorer, right clicking on it, and selecting validate always validates the latest version, not the selected one. The user manual does not provide any other way to validate a previous backup that the one just described.
When boting from the TI bootable CD,
Within Windows,If the task is visible which created thr backup file, editing the task offers a right click validation option as an option.
Or inside the program, you can browse to the tib file and use the "add to list" option. Once it shows inside the task, you can then validate the file from within Windows as below.
I have tried both methods on TIH 2012. In each case, the ATH screen says, "Validating
I have reverted to ATIH 2011, and everything is working okay again. Good thing I saved the 2011 serial number. I have not tried restoring from an ATIH 2012 backup set using ATIH 2011, so can't say if it will work. The Acronis support team assures me they are working on it, but this has eroded my confidence in Acronis software. This was not an obscure bug, and it should have been caught by any minimal QA regression test. Gives me pause to think that my entire system integrity depends on Acronis' apparently sloppy development process. Adding insult to injury, Acronis made me pay for a support incident to tell them about their bug!
The database, which ati uses to decide what databases exists fro operatiton, has been a source of problems since its inception in ati 2000 series. Imo, acronis should not charge you for a problem that is the result of a bug and I would ask customer service to refund that charge. Don't know if it will do any good, but it would be fair and just.
ATIH 2011 is still a solid application, and I will continue to use it in place of ATIH 2012 until Acronis fixes its validation problem. I have seen no other problems with ATIH 2012, but the validation of a selected prior version before attempting restoration is a critical feature that I cannot do without.
I can say from experience that ATIH 2011 is still far better than using Norton Ghost with a network storage device. I use a Linux file server for backup storage. It has always worked great with ATIH 2011. Not so good with Ghost.
gosh, you should been here last year ;)
ATI2012 somewhat improves upon ati2011's tendency to orphan backups, especially if you edit a task or run it manually bwetqween scheduled runs. A number of ati2011's faults are inherited by ati2012. It avoids some and adds a few new ones. This it typical of ati releases.
The current version is usually the one raising the most posts and garnering the harshest criticism. somehow versions seem to sweeten in memory.