incremental and differential backup

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Squibbly, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. Squibbly

    Squibbly Guest

    whats the difference between the two

    i want to be able to certain files that go to the folders that i change on a
    regular basis, also i want to back up files that i add to the folders
    Squibbly, Jun 2, 2006
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    Conor Guest

    One you back up on a regular basis, say daily, in addition to a main
    backup at, say, once a week. The latter you do whenever a file changes
    usually using a backup application that monitors folders. , now free.
    Conor, Jun 3, 2006
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  3. Incremental backs up and clears the Archive attribute, Differential
    backs up the file, but does not clear the attribute.
    If you take a full backup and then a serios of incrementals, to restore
    you have to restore the full, then all the incrementals in sequence, with
    differential, you only have to restore the full, then the latest
    differential, but the diffs keep growing.
    Michael Hawes, Jun 3, 2006
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