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Acronis full backup missing. Can I restore incrementals anyway?

Posted on 2013-06-09
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I have a big problem. I've been using B&R10 for SBS 2008 for quite some time. Hopefully, there is a least one knowledgeable Acronis B&R person out there at EE

I need to restore some files. I have two recent incremental files named Archive(1)_2013_06_04_21_00_03_752F1.TIB,  Archive(1)_2013_06_05_21_00_03_389F1.TIB dated 4/4/2013 and 4/5/2013, respectively. However, the corresponding full backup appears to be missing for some reason, so I don't know what B&R10 is using as the "base" for creating these files. The ...398F.TiB and ...752F.TIB files are not on the disk anywhere that I can find and, consequently, I can't use these incrementals to restore even if I list all TIBs and specifically select one of these. Is there a way to get to these files anyway? There must be quite a lot of files since these incrementals are 21.4G and 1.6G, respectively. The most recent full backup I have is from 5/25/2013 ... quite old at this point.
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No

http://forum.acronis.com/forum/30519

To recover data from an incremental backup, you must have all the previous backup files and the initial full backup.
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by:Perarduaadastra
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Unfortunately not.

As the previous comment quotes, all the information has to be present and available; if it isn't, then any incrementals are useless, as these only record changes made to the backed up volume since the previous change...
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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Not at all without full backup you can not restore

its like chain.. full backup and after that incremental ,if base backup is not available then all incrementals are waste
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by:jmarkfoley
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Confirmed with call to Acronis tech support. :(
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