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Hello, I'm a new user of Macrium Reflect and I would really appreciate some help in understanding the somewhat weird behaviour of the program during my first days of using it.
I installed Reflect on my Windows 10 computer, defined the basic backup procedure I want to use and ran the first full backup (right after defining the details of the backup).
All this went fine without any errors.
I set the full backup to run every 3 months (at 11 AM on the first Monday of the month, staring in April), differential once a week (at 10 AM) and incremental once a day (at 10 AM).
I ran the very first backup (after defining it) on Monday this week, at 11:45 AM. I assumed that since the next full backup was scheduled for April, the next automatic backup would be either a differential one or an incremental one (I don't know which, but I guess incremental).
I started my computer on Tuesday after 11 AM, and got a notification that Reflect is going to run a backup task (cannot remember the exact message).
I soon got the following error message: "Backup aborted! - None of the specified backup locations could be written to"
I presume this failing to write to the disk has something to do with the fact that Reflect started its work before my external HD was ready to be used. If this behaviour repeats, I will try to delay the start of the scheduled tasks from the scheduling options and hope it will help. But right now I'm not (yet?) asking help for that problem. What got me confused is that according to the log file, Reflect tried again to make a full backup!
The log states this: "Backup Type: Full - Incremental specified but no set to append to"
What does this mean? And why did it try to make again a full backup, when I just made one the day before and the next full one is actually scheduled for April?
Any help would be very welcome!