Incremental backup and differential backup are two backup types. They both back up only changed data and therefore save your time and storage space. But what's the difference between incremental and differential backup, which one is better? Let’s take a close look.
Many people are aware of the importance of backup and have taken actions to protect their data. However, for users who perform frequent backups, it's common to run out of storage space, or spend too much time to execute and complete the backup. Under this circumstance, it's definitely a good idea to back up only changed files manually or on regular basis. To achieve this, you need incremental and differential backup software, AOMEI Backupper.
Step 1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper to create a backup task.
For example, select
Backup, and choose
File Backup to specify the source
and target, then click
Schedule to set up the backup frequency in
tab, like Daily, Weekly, Monthly.
Step 2. Switch to
Advanced tab to choose backup type. Options
include Full backup, Incremental Backup (Default) and Differential Backup.
You may upgrade to advanced editions
to perform scheduled differential backup.
Step 3. Click
Start Backup to execute the task. After finishing
the first-time full backup, the process will run automatically at the time you set to perform
incremental or differential backup.
If you want to know more about incremental backup and differential backup, please refer to following documents and video.