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Inconsistent Back-ups

Created: 06 Nov 2008 • Updated: 22 May 2010 | 4 comments
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Have recently upgraded from v.7 to 8.5 Recovery Server. the system executes a full drive backup instead of the scheduled incremental backup. Would that be because I have manually deleted the full backup from 3 days ago. ie I have a full back up from Monday - also a full backup from tuesday-then incremental backup from wednesday - then i delete the monday full backup- and thursday runs a drive backup ... i cannotfigure it out

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Jon_R's picture

In most situations it is best to set up a recovery point set limit in the backup job so that it keeps track of and deletes old backup sets automatically. It should be noted that when you do this, you need to have enough room for an additional full backup in addition to the number of backup sets you are having it save.


For instance, if you have it set to save 3 sets, and have it start a new set every week, you need enough space for 3 weeks worth of baselines + incrementals + an additional baseline. After it creates that 4th baseline it will delete the oldest baseline and all incrementals attached to it.

Cetnamys's picture

If this is a multiple drives (base + incremental) back up issue then wait for the 8.5 sp1 patch.  This patch will fix the issue.


nicolas zafiriou's picture

Thank you cetnamys. I will wait for the patch release

Jacob A's picture

Thank you for the post Cetnamys. Yes 8.5 SP1 should correct the issue.