Naming convention for backup set files (Ver. 7)

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mikeduncan177
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Naming convention for backup set files (Ver. 7)

Post by mikeduncan177 » Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:14 pm

I have just started using R-Drive Image for backups of my laptop. Was previously using StorageCraft's Shadow Protect, but since they merged with ArcServe, their focus on small users appears to be being sacrificed in favor of the big guys. Looking forward to working with your organization.

To understand fully how the program functions, I would like to know the convention that is used for naming the files generated by the Image Backup. My first Task (Simple Rotation, Incremental, 4GB files) has generated lots of files named HDD1-image_yyyymmddxxxxxx_1_n.rdr
  • yyyy = year
  • mm = month
  • dd = day
  • n = increasing number for the many files generated when I specify a max of 4GB file size
I am wondering:
  • what the xxxxxx digits signify
  • How do I tell which dataset when I am using a rotation; maybe that's what the 1 is after xxxxxx_
Regards, Mike Duncan

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Re: Naming convention for backup set files (Ver. 7)

Post by Alt » Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:27 am

mikeduncan177 wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:14 pm
I am wondering:
what the xxxxxx digits signify
Time.
mikeduncan177 wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:14 pm
How do I tell which dataset when I am using a rotation; maybe that's what the 1 is after xxxxxx_
Yes.

lydamagee
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Re: Naming convention for backup set files (Ver. 7)

Post by lydamagee » Tue May 10, 2022 2:15 am

Thx Alt...all clear for me

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