Importing and exporting backup settings
Acronis True Image Home 2011 allows you to import and export the settings of your backups. This may be desirable if you need to transfer the settings to a new PC after installing Acronis True Image Home 2011 on that computer. Saving the settings may also be useful if you later decide to upgrade to the next Acronis True Image Home 2011 version.
Such transfer will make configuring backups on the new PC much easier. You only need to export the settings and then import them to the other PC. The settings are exported in the form of script files.
The settings content can be different depending on a backup type. In case of “classic” disk and file type backups the settings consist of the following items:
- list of items for backup
- backup options
- backup location
- backup scheme
- automatic clean-up rules
- backup version naming rules
The settings of Nonstop Backup are as follows:
- list of items for nonstop protection
- Nonstop Backup data storage location (a list of locations, if there are several)
You cannot import Online Backup settings from one computer to another.
To export the settings of your existing backups, click Tools & Utilities on the menu bar. Then click Export backup settings and browse for the destination to save the script files with the settings.
To import the settings, start Acronis True Image Home 2011 on another computer and click Tools & Utilities on the menu bar. Then click Import backup settings and show the path to the script files with the settings.
After importing the settings you may need to change some of them to suit the new environment. For example, it may be necessary to change the list of items for backup, backup destination, etc.
If you want to copy some of your backups to another computer, it is recommended to export the settings of those backups too. Thus you will not lose some of the copied backup’s functionality.