I need a solution Win 7-64 SSR 2013 18.104.22.168853 up to date.
I have an internal HD that I have a backup job to a FOLDER on drive "N". I am attempting to run incremental backup of an external USB drive to a different folder also on drive N. I can not get the incremental back up to increment. I ALWAYS get a new full backup set. The full-incremental backup is been indexed by one such as -002.v2i and -003.v2i each time.
Is the reason:
I am backing up from an external USB drive. SSR does not write the VtrackDiskController or the .VTrack folder to the external disk.
Or is the problem that I am trying to use folders not partitions on the HD I store the backup.
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Which driveletter is assigned to the external usb drive you want to backup?
The internal drive is "M" back up to a folder on "N"
The USB external drive is "Z" back up to a different folder on "N". I named the external drive Z so it would always be the same driveletter when I connect and disconnect it.
Do you have the verify option enabled? One reason for starting a new full backup automatically is, when SSR thinks it can't create a incremental. With verify on you'd be notified of this.
The link above states "SSR 2011 does not like swapping of USB drives as a backup destination, especially for base+inc jobs. It is recommended to setup a separate job for each drive, or use the offsite feature by backing up to a fixed location and allowing offsite to sync to the 2 rotating drives."
I do NOT want an EXTRA off site copy. I have a "separate job" for the single USB drive I have. I could not find a way to use the offsite feature for a SINGLE backup to a USB drive.
One more bit of information. I test different software/hardware from an uneducated novice user viewpoint. As a result I often instead of simply removing old progarams, I restore my OS on the "C" drive to a known good state by restoring from an older SSR recovery point.
I am not sure but I may have done a full restore of the OS (and of course the SSR program) between the backups of my Z drive. However, this does not explaine why SSR does not write the VtrackDiskController or the .VTrack folder to the external Z disk.