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#1 RJGNOW

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:40 PM

Can anyone think of a reason why why Acronis True Image 2018 would not be able to back up selected pool folders? Just sits there 'calculating time remaining'. Removed the program, started from scratch. Works fine for any other disk in the machine except the DrivePool.

 

 



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:16 AM

I think Acronis uses VSS and DP does not support VSS. I think you must resort to backing up the underlying disks.

 

(old link to Acronis, it may be different now, you might try and google or ask themselves. If they use VSS, it won;t backup the Pool as such. https://kb.acronis.com/content/1681)



#3 Christopher (Drashna)

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:09 PM

Umfriend is correct.  Acronis relies on VSS, and ... historically has used their own VSS filters (which have caused issues). 

 

Because the pool doesn't support VSS, Acronis may not be able to target it.  

 

If it has a "file backup" option, rather than a whole disk option, then that may work, as it shouldn't rely on VSS. 

 

 

Otherwise, you'd want to back up the disks in the pool, and not the pool directly.

http://stablebit.com...Backup the Pool


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#4 RJGNOW

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:55 PM

Thanks guys, I'm think 2018 has a non VSS option so I'll look into that.



#5 Christopher (Drashna)

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:14 AM

Well, tools like Free File Sync, SyncToy, Robocopy, and the like can be used as a file based backup.  Not the best way, but it would work.


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