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MrPatate
#1 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 1:13:53 AM(UTC)
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Hi,

Ever since I upgraded to Gravity(from Boletus), I've had problem with my FULL/Incremental backups.

It is set to make one full every 4 and to keep only one full.

I had to format my backup drive, afterward to have at least a full backup I selected the task and chose "Clear Archives Attributes" which is supposed to reset the backup and make a full backup next time. But then, I manually started the backup (not FORCE FULL) and it makes an incremental one instead of a full. And If I choose FORCE FULL, it's like Cobian forgets about it and I will end up with 2 full later.

Can some one help me please?

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#2 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:56:52 AM(UTC)
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Hmm.. you are getting everything wrong. Clear archive attribute does exactly the opposite. Anyway you shouldn't touch this option. It's under Advanced for a reason and it should normally ALWAYS be checked.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:49:22 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cobian Go to Quoted Post
Hmm.. you are getting everything wrong. Clear archive attribute does exactly the opposite. Anyway you shouldn't touch this option. It's under Advanced for a reason and it should normally ALWAYS be checked.


It is checked in the task options, I mean in the "Task" menu (its not Clear but Reset. My bad).


In the help file it says :
"Reset archive attributes: Cobian Backup uses the archive bit of the file attributes to decide if a file must be copied or not when doing a differential or incremental backup. If you want that the next backup of a task will be full, just select the task and select this option."
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#4 Posted : Friday, May 11, 2012 6:16:02 AM(UTC)
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But "Reset the archive attributes" can be found inder the Task menu and is one function. "Clear archive attributes" is a DIFFERENT option and it found on Task properties. And it does the OPPOSITE.
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#5 Posted : Friday, May 11, 2012 11:36:22 PM(UTC)
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I get that, like I said I met Reset not Clear.

Do you know why it isn't working?
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#6 Posted : Saturday, May 12, 2012 6:11:42 PM(UTC)
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If you reset the archive attributes, all files *should* be backed up. The backup will NOT be marked as full, though: it's an incremental with all files copied. You want to use Force full backup instead.
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#7 Posted : Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:07:45 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cobian Go to Quoted Post
The backup will NOT be marked as full, though: it's an incremental with all files copied. You want to use Force full backup instead.


... LOL everytime I saw the incremental folder created I was pissed and deleted it without checking it first! Were is the backup count is stored? Can I edit the value so it beleive it has reach its limit of incremental backup and have to do a full one?
Also, If I choose "Force Full" will it be counted has a normal backup and will it delete the last full one (it is set to keep only one full every 4 incremental)?

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#8 Posted : Monday, May 14, 2012 6:19:11 AM(UTC)
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Force full is the way to go.
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