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An assortment of "How to" images.

How to change a scheduled backup task to "Do Not Schedule".

How to enable or change a backup task schedule.

How to delete backup files using Acronis Backup 'Explorer'

How to create a desktop backup shortcut from an existing backup task.

How to view or set somewhat hidden scheduled backup settings.

How to view or change error timeout settings frequency

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Help with creating backup tasks or backup schemes.

Avoid the "disk full" message caused by too many backups or too little storage space. Set up your backup task to use "Automatic Cleanup" so you can have controlled backup rotation plus your oldest backups deleted automatically. Check this link.

http://forum.acronis.com/forum/28705

   If your backups are full backups only, then look at illustration 11-Full inside that link.

   If your backups are full backup plus "X" incremental, then look at illustration 11-Inc inside that link.
http://forum.acronis.com/system/files/forum/2009/11/5940/example-folder-scheme-inc.png

   If your backups are full backups plus "X" differentials, then look at illustration 11-Dif inside that link.

The rules I practice is "no edits allowed" to an existing task. If the number or type backups need to be changed, then cease to use the task and create a new task pointing to a new and empty storage sub-folder. Reason: It is a time saver as the results are rarely ever what is expected and later, you end up starting over because anyway.

The scheduler can be stopped or changed from the outside without using the Edit backup settings options.

Another of my own rules is that each backup task has its own individual storage folder or no mixing of backup files from other tasks. My storage folders are sorted based on date/time so a rare irregularity is easier to spot. I also use email notification about the success or failure of each backup.

http://forum.acronis.com/system/files/turn-off-scheduler.jpg

http://forum.acronis.com/system/files/turn-on-or-change-scheduler.jpg

The link below discusses the different restore requirements between the "incremental" type and the "differential" type backups.
http://forum.acronis.com/forum/40810

User can control the backup folder name, the name assigned to the backup file, plus the name assigned to the backup task (also known as backup name).

Review illustrations 6, 7, and 8 at this same link.
http://forum.acronis.com/forum/28705
Changes to the task name (also known as backup name) can be made later just prior to clicking the "Save" or "backup now" options. This task name change does not change the name of the *.tib backup file name.

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How to use the Move option.

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How to create a Non-scheduled backup task on first try.

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This link may also be of interest
http://forum.acronis.com/forum/54475