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I just now noticed that though I've got Macrium Reflect configured to delete the oldest image backup file when it runs out of room on the backup drive, it is instead automatically deleting the most recent backup image file. This happened on both of my backup drives though I don't know when it began happening. From now on I'm going to manually delete the oldest image backup file before running the backup. There will then be enough storage available on the drive to add the new image backup file to the drive.
 

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I have never allowed backup software to delete backup sets so I have never tested this.
But I find it hard to believe what you say.
Are these Full or Incremental or Differential?
What exactly are you looking at that tells you it is deleting the most recent?
 
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Are these Full or Incremental or Differential?
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What exactly are you looking at that tells you it is deleting the most recent?
I reviewed the dates of the image backup files. The old backup files are about two months old when they should be two weeks old. That's because I've been using both drives every other week, alternating them so I'm backing up every week.
 
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perhaps the use of alternating drives caused the confusion.
I have no idea why it began happening when it had never happened before. Different backup definition files are used for the two drives, so I thought that would eliminate any issues. Regardless, as you mentioned, I'll play it safe by manually deleting the correct backup image file.
 

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I have no idea why it began happening when it had never happened before. Different backup definition files are used for the two drives, so I thought that would eliminate any issues. Regardless, as you mentioned, I'll play it safe by manually deleting the correct backup image file.
Did you report this to Macrium?
 

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Nope. I rarely report stuff. I don't believe many companies pay much attention to users' reports.
They have no chance to act on the information if it isn't made known to them. You will have done your part in reporting it. What they choose to do with the data should not influence your willingness to let them know about an apparent product problem.
 
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I disagree, Karen. Companies should be doing their own testing rather than relying on customer feedback about bugs. Also, reporting bugs is part of the hobby for so many people that I have a difficult time believing that my report would be the first one, especially for a product that is so widely used. Just my way of looking at this stuff.
 

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I have an idea.
Suppose the previous time you backed up to that disk you used the wrong stored definition by mistake. Then when you did the lastest backup the oldest file that the correct definition knew about was the newest backup.
So it is user error.
 
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Suppose the previous time you backed up to that disk you used the wrong stored definition by mistake. Then when you did the lastest backup the oldest file that the correct definition knew about was the newest backup.
Though I wouldn't put anything being past the possibility of operator error (I know the operator very well :ROFLMAO:), it would be very difficult even for this operator to make that mistake. Each backup drive is labeled on the outside as either Offsite or Onsite and the backup definition files are named to match those labels. Moreover, the Macrium log indicates that the proper definition files were used.
 
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