What is incremental backup?

Incremental Backup We have discussed full backup and differential backup before, today I’ll talk about Incremental Backup. Firstly, open My Computer and a partition, then right-click any folder and choose “Properties”. In “General” tab, click “Advanced”, then below window would pop up. This archive attribute means that this folder could be backed up or not. After full backup or Incremental Backup, this attribute is unchecked, but after differential backup, this archive attribute is still checked. What is Incremental Backup? An incremental backup is a backup of every file on a file system which has changed since the last backup, including full backup, differential backup and incremental backup. Incremental Backup VS Differential Backup A differential backup is a backup of every file on a partition which has changed since the last full backup. So it is very easy to understand the difference. Incremental Backup Advantages: 1. Incremental backup provides a faster … Continue reading






What is differential backup?

Differential Backup Every backup software provides full backup features, but few backup software provide differential backup. Why some backup software doesn’t provide differential backup? This could be related to two parts, differential backup is more complex to design compared to full backup, so it is too difficult for the small companies. Another reason, due to the differential backup particularity, in some companies’ eyes, differential backup is unnecessary, so they provide incremental backup instead. What is differential backup? A differential backup is a backup of every file on a file system which has changed since the last full backup. A simple sentence, but it may be hard to understand. Please do as follows, open My Computer and a partition, then right-click any folder and choose “Properties”. In “General” tab, click “Advanced”, then below window would pop up. After you do full backup, the check-box “Folder is ready for archiving” will be … Continue reading






Full backup – completely backup everything on your drive

What is Full Backup? A full backup is a backup of every file on a file system, whether that file has changed or not. Full backup alternatives The alternatives to a full backup are incremental backup and differential backup. When to choose full backup It would be ideal to make full backups all the time, because they are the most comprehensive and are self-contained. However, the amount of time it takes to run full backups often prevents us from using this backup type. Full backups are often restricted to a weekly or monthly schedule, although the increasing speed and capacity of backup media is making overnight full backups a more realistic proposition. If you have the time to perform them, full backup offer the best solution in data protection. In effect, a single backup can provide the ability to completely restore all backed-up files. Best solution about full backup A … Continue reading