Is there a way to perform an "auto merge" ? I'd like to merge all layers of a given month to keep only one layer per month for anything from last year (just an example). Is there a way to automate this (at the moment it is a tedious manual process) ?
I am using Vmware fusion and part of my Qrecall Backup the various VMs I have on my system.
As you probably know the virtual machines are stored within HFS "bundles", which includes all the individual files comprising a specific VM.
I recently had to recover a VM and unfortunately I was greeted with this error:
I understand (but I might be wrong) that the issue was that the VM was running during the backup and that the some of the underlying files where modified during the backup, thus making the "bundle" inconsistent.
I guess that this backup is pretty much toast but I would very much hear your advices about avoiding such an issue in the future. My first inclination would be to script a VM "suspend" as a "before capture" script ? Any further info / pointer much appreciated.
I certainly see your point but I have not - yet - found the "sweet spot"...
Where TM "just works", capturing my system state every 2 hours and managing to provide 6 months history on a 2Tb usb3 drive without _any_ overwatch from me (and it _does_ work as tested multiple times) I have not yet managed to keep more than a dozen daily captures with QR and have to manually manage them (for the time being). The automated actions are not working within a decent time frame (ie 24h is not enough for QR to stay current - even with a single daily capture, with the very same hardware that works just fine with TM). I'm sure I am not using it correctly but there is a definite opportunity for improvement here IMHO.
Well to be honest I am looking for something that would be working as nicely as Time Machine when it comes to managing archive space - with TM is is really "set and forget" while in QR I have to regularly manually manage my archives. I will look into the advice you gave but somehow I feel there is room for improvement.