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An example of a rotation scheme


The scheme and settings

This scheme is shown on the Simple Rotation Scheme help page. It should create a full backup every Sunday and differential backups every other day. The task should start at 5:00 PM and 3 full backup images should always be kept.

It has the following parameters:

Rotation scheme

Simple

Imaging mode

Differential

Full image every

6 images

Maximum number of full images

3

Maximum image files age

20 days

Maximum number of image files

22

Maximum size of all image files

500000 MB

Apply quota

After imaging

Always leave first full image

No

The setting should be the following:

On the Rotation options panel

The following setting should be specified:

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Simple rotation scheme

On the Task execution schedule panel:

The following setting should be specified:

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Task execution schedule

And the task should be activated on Monday, say, August 2, 2021.

File name convention:

Full backup:

 <FIleName>_<Date_of_First_Backup>_<Time_of_First_Backup>_1.rdr

Differential backup:

 <FIleName>_<Date_of_First_Backup>_<Time_of_First_Backup>_N+1.rdr

N is the number of differential backup

The scheme outcome

The files created

Date Day

Files created on the destination, the last is the newly created on;Comments

8/2/2021 Monday

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

8/3/2021 Tuesday

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 1:1

8/4/2021 Wednesday

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 1:1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 1:2

8/5/2021 Thursday

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 1:1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 1:2

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_4.rdr ;Differential backup 1:3

8/6/2021 Friday

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 1:1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 1:2

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_4.rdr ;Differential backup 1:3

Test_Image_0802021_05PM0000_5.rdr ;Differential backup 1:4

8/7/2021 Saturday

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 1:1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 1:2

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_4.rdr ;Differential backup 1:3

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_5.rdr ;Differential backup 1:4

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_6.rdr ;Differential backup 1:5

8/8/2021 Sunday

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 1:1

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 1:2

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_4.rdr ;Differential backup 1:3

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_5.rdr ;Differential backup 1:4

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_6.rdr ;Differential backup 1:5

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

8/9/2021 Monday

Test_Image_08022021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 2:1

8/10/2021 Tuesday

Test_Image_08042021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 2:1

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 2:1

8/11/2021 Wednesday

Test_Image_08042021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 2:1

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 2:2

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_4.rdr ;Differential backup 2:2

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8/14/2021 Saturday

Test_Image_08042021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 2:1

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 2:2

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_4.rdr ;Differential backup 2:3

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_5.rdr ;Differential backup 2:4

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_6.rdr ;Differential backup 2:5

Test_Image_08082021_05PM0000_7.rdr ;Differential backup 2:5

8/15/2021 Sunday

Test_Image_08042021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08092021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 3

8/16/2021 Monday

Test_Image_08042021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08092021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 3

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 3:1

8/17/2021 Tuesday

Test_Image_08042021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08092021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 3

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 3:1

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 3:2

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8/21/2021 Saturday

Test_Image_08042021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 1

Test_Image_08092021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 3

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 3:1

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_3.rdr ;Differential backup 3:2

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_4.rdr ;Differential backup 3:3

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_5.rdr ;Differential backup 3:4

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_6.rdr ;Differential backup 3:5

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_7.rdr ;Differential backup 3:6

8/22/2021 Sunday

;Full backup 1 is deleted

Test_Image_08092021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 3

Test_Image_08222021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 4

8/23/2021 Monday

Test_Image_08092021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 2

Test_Image_08152021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 3

Test_Image_08222021_05PM0000_1.rdr ;Full backup 4

Test_Image_08222021_05PM0000_2.rdr ;Differential backup 4:1

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