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Show backup dependencies

Postby pimjoosten » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:23 am

Forgive me and please point me to the right place if an answer has already been given before. I have searched with various search terms, but could not find an answer. My question is if there is a possibility to check the dependencies of a changes only backup, so that I can see on which previous backups a changes only backup depends.

My reason for asking is that I make both incremental backups (mostly) and differential backups (less often) and it would be helpful to see what the chain of backups is. I also make full backups at least once a month, because I am aware that it is important to make them regularly.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Show backup dependencies

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:19 am

You can use /L /ALL /F:Filename.tbi output and if there is a "Base
File:" item it's based off of that file. So you could script the chain
if needed.

Also for windows gui version, run as admin (console or script) and
output to a file via output redirection to a file.

imagew64 /L /ALL /F:Filename.tbi > check.txt



On 4/14/2020 3:23 AM, pimjoosten wrote:
> Forgive me and please point me to the right place if an answer has already been given before. I have searched with various search terms, but could not find an answer. My question is if there is a possibility to check the dependencies of a changes only backup, so that I can see on which previous backups a changes only backup depends.
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> My reason for asking is that I make both incremental backups (mostly) and differential backups (less often) and it would be helpful to see what the chain of backups is. I also make full backups at least once a month, because I am aware that it is important to make them regularly.
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> Thanks in advance.
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Re: Show backup dependencies

Postby pimjoosten » Fri May 01, 2020 3:28 am

Thanks for the reply. It might be a good idea, if possible, to have this functionality available via the GUI, i.e. that it can show the previous backup. I think it would be a valuable feature because it would save lots of time.
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Re: Show backup dependencies

Postby DrTeeth » Fri May 01, 2020 2:31 pm

On Fri, 1 May 2020 03:28:10 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
pimjoosten disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Thanks for the reply. It might be a good idea, if possible, to have this functionality available via the GUI, i.e. that it can show the previous backup. I think it would be a valuable feature because it would save lots of time.

Something like this is already available, if I understand what you
want.
When I make my incremental backup at the end of the day, I can just
click through and the previous locations of the last backup at already
present. I never have to worry about where my backups are. Also, I
rarely make full backups. I can do a screencast of what happens here.
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Cheers,

DrT

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