Re: How in the heck do you define an incrementa
09-30-2009 08:59 AM
I'll respond more tonight, running late heading off to work. But just real quick, you can manually invoke an incremental backup by doing this: Bring up Ghost client and select Tasks on the left pane. Then on the right pane select 'Run or Manage Backups'. This will bring up a list of your various backup jobs. Now find the one for the drive you want and right click on that entry and select 'Run Backup with Options'. This will bring up another screen, then select 'Incremental Recovery point of recent changes'.
This will run a manually initiated incremental backup. When the incremental image gets created it should have a '.iv2i' extension. .v2i extensions are your full backup images.
Again, I'll check more when I get home tonight and respond some more.
That procedure will only work if the backup job in question was defined as a Recovery Point Set. It will not work for a standalone Recovery Point.
If you want to manually initiate a backup job from the Run or Manage Backups window, it's faster to click on the desired job to highlight it and then click the Run Now button.
- If the job is a Recovery Point Set and it has not previously been run, it will create a base recovery point.
- If the job has been run before, it will automatically create the next incremental.
It's faster still to simply right-click the Ghost tray icon, mouse to Run Backup Now and click on the desired backup job. The job will start immediately.