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Delete Back Up Versions Manually

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Beginner
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With the completely new UI for 2015, I can not seem to find how to manually delete a version of a back up in order to clear some file space on the disk. I have been using Version Chain and periodically in earlier versions I had manually deleted a full/chained backup after several months. I went to operations and clicked on delete and it deleted all data in one mouse click. (don't want to do that again)Also, I can not seem to find how to set automatic rules setting/modifying disk clean up rules. And finally, any kind of video or other tutorials on the new 2015 ATI version?

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Forum Hero
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There is no way to do this in the product at this point within the UI. The workaround is to create a new backup task, and delete the old one.

Beginner
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That is really terrible. That seems like a GIANT step backwards. Is there a way to downgrade back to ATI 2014?

Forum Hero
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If you have 2014 already, yes, you can. If you don't, you will have to contact Acronis support to see what they can do for you.

Beginner
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Thank you. What I am getting is that you have to delete all old versions and back up files and start over with a new back up using the suggested cleanup options. Do you have any suggestions for using the version chain scheme.

Forum Hero
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The version chain is a pre-built scheme and it cannot be customized. I would follow the options proposed by GroverH

Legend
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If deleting whole chains, with TI closed, open Windows Explorer and perform the delete of the entire chain usiing the Windows right click delete option.l

Afterwards, open TrueImage and click the TrueImage Recovery option which should update the task without any actual recovery function being performed.

If wanting to delete just the most current addition to the chain, this can also be done from using the same steps as above except selecting only the most recent addition as the item to be deleted. Simulate cliciking the Recovery option to update the task and The next backup should be correctly numbered.

You may need to do a little of your own experimentation.

If you want some help with creating the GH-12 custom task, tell us more about how many incrementals you want in a single chain and how many complete chains you wish to retain before deletion occurs.

Note that following any of the deletions above, clicking the Recovery Button should update the task but you may have to respond to the info message to ignore the missing versions.l

Beginner
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Thanks for the offer of assistance.
A back up set of 1 full and 4 incremental, saving a maximum of 2 sets would be what would work the best for my specific application.
Kent Bieganski

Beginner
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I get a little bit nervous about deleting the entire old back up that has two full version chains in it now. When creating the new routine as suggested, I really don't have the room to keep the old version chains.

Legend
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As the new chains will not fill up overnight, wait until after the first full is created before deleting onlly the oldest chain via the Windows delete option--providing you have enough from for either first full or the first entire chain.

if chain is 1 full plus 4 inc, then chain length is 5 files, so keeping 2 chains would mean that the first deleition of oldest chain would occur immediately after the 3rd full backup (backup #11) or b3 full has been completed at which time the deletion of oldest chain of 5 files would then occur.

Beginner
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Thank you. Everything seems to be working well with the recreated incremental backup schemes. Will you be creating a Grover's Guide for ATI2015? Also, is there a 64bit version of ATI2015 (or just 32bit)

Legend
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I have no plans to create a 2015 guide. My family tells me I spend much to much time here already. My 9400+ post is much more than I should be doing.

I only know of one version for Windows and it works on my 64 bit Windows 7 plus it worked on my 32 bit XP pro which I no longer have.

\This may be of interest.
http://forum.acronis.com/forum/71918

Beginner
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I just found this thread after finding myself in a similar situation to the OP. That removing and re-creating an entire backup now seems to be the least difficult solution to my problem strikes me as extraordinary, to say the least. Had I known that the management console had been removed from ATI Home 2015, I would never have bought the upgraded version.

Beginner
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I studied long and hard trying to determine which backup solution I wanted to use.  Apparently I choose poorly.  This is total BS I can't easily clear drive space by easily deleting redundant backups no longer needed.  Yes I use auto cleanup/delete function.  

Beginner
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I studied long and hard trying to determine which backup solution I wanted to use.  Apparently I choose poorly.  This is total BS I can't easily clear drive space by easily deleting redundant backups no longer needed.  Yes I use auto cleanup/delete function.  

Legend
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Refer post #7 above, plus

Assuming that the task, which created the now redundant backups, is no longer making new backuos,  you should be able to delete any old tib files via the Windows Explorer method, or as recommeneded via the Acronis method.

https://forum.acronis.com/forum/100395