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Doubt about likely orphaned backup copy fies

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There is a full repository in my backup infrastructure.

Then, I need to delete some files that was generated by a backup copy job.

I found these four incremental backup files that apparently had not been attached to any full backup, but I am not sure.
I would like to know if someone can say me if I can delete this four incremental backup files.

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Re: Doubt about likely orphaned backup copy fies

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Hi Danilo, how do you tell those increments are not part of any existing backup chain? Don't judge by the date as the full backup in a regular chain is modified during each job run while the oldest increment is being merged into it.

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Re: Doubt about likely orphaned backup copy fies

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Hello,

You may also check that these 4 incremental files are listed in the properties of backup.

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Re: Doubt about likely orphaned backup copy fies

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foggy wrote: Mar 31, 2021 10:32 pm Hi Danilo, how do you tell those increments are not part of any existing backup chain? Don't judge by the date as the full backup in a regular chain is modified during each job run while the oldest increment is being merged into it.
Hi,

Actually, I don't know if this files are orphaned hehehehe. This is justly my doubt.

How I know if incremental files are orphaned?

How I know which incremental backup files are linked to a specific full backup file?

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Re: Doubt about likely orphaned backup copy fies

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If these files are not listed in backup properties (Backups - Disk (Copy) - right click on backup), most likely they are orphaned.

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