Safe to delete Incremental files ?

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Safe to delete Incremental files ?

Postby tas3086 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:43 am

I backuo incrementally many partitions daily. Many of the partitions logs show that 0 sectors were backed up. I can easily change my scripts to delete today's increment .tbs, .#_# and .#0 files if the sector count is 0.. This would save me a lot of disk space if it doesn't cause any restore problems. Do you see any potential problems with doing this.
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Re: Safe to delete Incremental files ?

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:22 am


As long as you don't delete it from the middle of a chain of items.

Also, if you use the save last backup name file path option you can't
use it since you would have deleted it.


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> I backuo incrementally many partitions daily. Many of the partitions logs show that 0 sectors were backed up. I can easily change my scripts to delete today's increment .tbs, .#_# and .#0 files if the sector count is 0.. This would save me a lot of disk space if it doesn't cause any restore problems. Do you see any potential problems with doing this.
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Re: Safe to delete Incremental files ?

Postby Bob Coleman » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:31 pm

I haven't thoroughly followed what's being done here, so I don't know if this helps or not, but note that the /del option on the imagew command creating a changes only backup will delete the hash files associated with the base file.
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