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