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Hi there.

I've got a number of full, incremental and partial (?) backups of a soon-to-be decommissioned workstation. The backups were created with True Image Home 2010 on said workstation. Here's a list of the files on my NAS:

287G  Jan 29  2017 PC C+D3.tib
4.9G  Jan 29  2017 PC C+D32.tib
213M  Jan 29  2017 PC C+D33.tib
7.3G  Mar 13  2017 PC C+D34.tib
80G   Mar 13  2017 PC C+D34_8F6F1003-2524-4E3C-B4D6-532C792702431.tib
38G   Feb 22  2015 PC C+D34_978D09B6-9987-45C6-A3D6-C04C1AC3E1841.tib
348M  Feb 22  2015 PC C+D34_978D09B6-9987-45C6-A3D6-C04C1AC3E1842.tib
76M   Feb 22  2015 PC C+D34_978D09B6-9987-45C6-A3D6-C04C1AC3E1843.tib
376G  Dec 28  2014 PC C+D34_BC53A2F5-C507-4CCB-BD75-518F500C61821.tib
11G   Oct 20  2016 PC C+D34_D88D45C3-8C77-487C-A837-AA72B3FC90E81.tib
12G   Jul 17  2017 PC C+D35.tib
12G   Dec  8  2013 PC C+D4.tib

First, is it possible to consolidate all of these backups into a single full backup that will include all files? Do consolidated backups retain multiple versions of a single file, or is it simply the most recent version?

What's the skinny on the backups with GUID filenames? Are they backups that were interrupted mid-stream? Two of them are large enough to be full backups, but I need to know if they can be recovered.

When I try to open some of the backups, True Image asks for a missing file, but doesn't give an indication what file name it's looking for. Is there a way to determine this?

Thanks!

Brad

 
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Brad, welcome to these User Forums.

I am only able to direct you to read through the ATIH 2010 User Guide and look at what it says about both the file naming conventions (section 3.3) and about the Consolidation options (section 19.5).

It has been a very long time since I last used ATI 2010 so my knowledge / experience has been with much later versions of the product where this has changed significantly, and where there is no option for consolidation any more.

If you are able to open any of the .tib files using either the ATI 2010 installed program GUI, its Rescue media, or via the Windows Shell Integration features (double-click in Explorer), then the same files should be recoverable, but I would advise you to keep a copy of the 2010 Rescue Media for doing so if needed.

I would suspect that the long file names (with the GUID) are probably incomplete backup files for some reason, therefore wouldn't expect them to be viable.

I would recommend making a new full backup of the soon to be retired workstation so that you have a more current backup image.  Ideally, I would recommend doing this with a later version of ATI if you have access to such, or using a 30-day trial copy of the ATI 2018 product which you can get via the main Acronis.com website.

See KB 1689: Backup archive compatibility across different product versions which shows the following information:

Acronis True Image 2018 Standard, Advanced and Premium on Windows

backups of Windows computers created with:
Acronis True Image 2017, Acronis True Image Subscription
Acronis True Image 2016, Acronis True Image Cloud (Release 2016)
Acronis True Image 2015
Acronis True Image 2014*
True Image 2013 by Acronis*
Acronis True Image Home 2012* 
Acronis True Image Home 2011*
Acronis True Image Home 2010* 
Acronis True Image Home 2009*
Acronis True Image Home 11*

* Backups can only be restored. Other operations can be limited. It is necessary to create a new backup plan / archive.

(!) Acronis does not guarantee forward compatibility. Backups created with a newer build/version of the product may not be supported by older builds/versions. For example, restoring a backup created with Acronis True Image Build 8163 may fail with Acronis True Image Build 8076, or restoring a backup created with Acronis True Image Home 2011 may fail with Acronis True Image Home 2010.