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Fergus: If you request that email be sent to you on each backup, the log file will tell you what it found when looking at the retention information.
However, if you set it up to do the deleting before the backup, then you have to adjust the available space for the size of the backup.
So, MACRIUM FOLKS:
It should be trivial to add a line at the END of the backup, after verification if any, that says how much space is remaining on the disk after the backup.
But, I have a few problems with the way Reflect works in this regard:
1) It requires the user to guess how much space will be used by the backup. But the requirements for full, differential, and incremental are different. Why not wait until you know how much space will be required before deciding whether to purge or not?
2) It requires you to estimate how much space will be used by ALL backups to the same drive. Why not allow specification of maximum space for the FOLDER that will be used, since the folder seems to be the sanctioned method of separating backups from different systems on a single drive.
Another nice addition to the log/email would be a listing (similar to file explorer with the added Reflect columns) showing either (a) the contents of the backup folder with total size, and/or (b) the list of .img files that comprise the backup set that was just appended/created. Indentation (i.e. tree view) of each kind would help, too.
L. W. "Dan" Danz, Overland Park KS