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