Additional settings

Specify the additional settings for the backup operation by selecting or clearing the following check boxes.

  Overwrite data on a tape without prompting for user confirmation  

This option is effective only when backing up to a tape device.

The preset is: Disabled.

When starting backup to a non-empty tape in a locally attached tape device, the program will warn that you are about to lose data on the tape. To disable this warning, select this check box.

  Dismount media after backup has finished  

This option is effective in Windows and Linux operating systems.

This option is effective when backing up to a removable media (CD, DVD, tape or floppy disk.)

The preset is: Disabled.

The destination CD/DVD can be ejected or the tape can be dismounted after the backup is completed.

  Ask for the first media while backing up to removable media  

This option is effective only when backing up to removable media.

The option defines whether to display the Insert First Media prompt when backing up to removable media.

The preset is: Enabled.

When the option is enabled, backing up to removable media may be not possible if the user is away, because the program will wait for someone to press OK in the prompt box. Hence, you should disable the prompt when scheduling a backup to removable media. Then, if the removable media is available (for example, a DVD is inserted), the task can run unattended.

  Reset archive bit  

The option is effective only for file-level backup in Windows operating systems and in bootable media.

The preset is: Disabled.

In Windows operating systems, each file has the File is ready for archiving attribute, available by selecting File -> Properties -> General -> Advanced -> Archive and Index attributes. This attribute, also known as the archive bit, is set by the operating system each time the file is changed and can be reset by backup applications each time they include the file in a backup. The archive bit value is used by various applications such as databases.

When the Reset archive bit check box is selected, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 will reset the archive bits of all files being backed up. Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 itself does not use the archive bit value. When performing incremental or differential backup, it determines whether a file has changed by the file size and the date/time when the file was last saved.

  Restart the machine automatically after backup is finished  

This option is available only when operating under bootable media.

The preset is: Disabled.

When the option is enabled, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 will restart the machine after the backup process is completed.

For example, if the machine boots from a hard disk drive by default and you select this check box, the machine will be restarted and the operating system will start as soon as the bootable agent has finished creating the backup.

  Deduplicate backup only after transferring it to the vault (do not deduplicate at source)  

This option is available only in advanced editions of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10.

This option is effective for Windows and Linux operating systems and bootable media, when the backup destination is a deduplicating vault.

The preset is: Disabled.

Enabling this option turns off deduplicating backups at source, meaning that deduplication will be performed by Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Storage Node after the backup is saved to the vault (this is called deduplication at target).

Turning off deduplication at source may lead to faster backup processes but greater network traffic and heavier load of the storage node. The eventual size of the backup in the vault is independent of whether deduplication at source is turned on.

Deduplication at source and deduplication at target are described in Deduplication overview.

  Save software RAID and LVM metadata along with backups  

This option is effective only for disk-level backups of machines running Linux.

The preset is: Enabled.

When this option is enabled, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 will save information about the structure of logical volumes (known as LVM volumes) and of Linux Software RAID devices (known as MD devices) to the /etc/Acronis directory before creating the backup.

When recovering MD devices and LVM volumes under bootable media, you can use this information to automatically recreate the volume structure. For instructions, see Recovering MD devices and logical volumes.

When using this option, make sure that the volume containing the /etc/Acronis directory is among the volumes to back up.

  Use FTP in Active mode  

The preset is: Disabled.

Enable this option if the FTP server supports active mode and you want this mode to be used for file transfers.

Additional settings