By AOMEI / Last Updated March 4, 2020

Introduction of incremental backup

With the development of the information-based society, computer use has been more and more pervasive. Data safety has been a major consideration. It is generally known that there are three means of backup Windows server, they are full backup, incremental backup and differential backup.

An incremental backup is a backup of every file on a file system which has changed since the last backup. An incremental backup is the fastest backup and requires the least storage space on the backup media, especially in environments where backup time or backup storage media are extremely constrained.

Compared to incremental backup, we need to know about full backup and what the difference between full backup and incremental backup is. A full backup refers to a backup of all the valid data, whether it is new added or exists for a long time. For an example, suppose that you perform a full backup on Sunday along with incremental backups every night and the system crashes on Thursday, you will need to restore the full backup from Sunday along with backups from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

In contrast, if you perform a full backup on Sunday and a differential every night, when the system crashes on Thursday you will only need to restore the full backup from Sunday and the differential backup from Wednesday.

How to do Windows Server 2012 incremental backup

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