Create Incremental File Backup?

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by FriendOfJah, Nov 19, 2011.

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  1. FriendOfJah

    FriendOfJah Registered Member

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    How does one use this wizard? I've created a full backup of my C: Drive using the Smart Backup wizard to my external ESATA drive which works just fine but takes a lot of time. According to an answer to a post on Facebook, I was told for an incremental backup to use this Create Incremental File Backup wizard. I started the wizard and it asks me to Browse for Archive. I navigate to the correct external drive and the latest full backup folder. I expand the folder and click on the .PBF file. At this point it tells me, "The Wizard could not use archive G:/.../Full Backup 10-27-11.PBF as base for file backup. The following error had occurred: Improper type of base archive." What is the proper type of base archive to use then to work with this incremental wizard? Please advise, thanks. :)
     
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    You need to use File Compliment option in Advanced Backup wizard menu to create file increment to full base archive.
    Incremental file backup could be made for base file-level backup, not to sector-level one you have.

    As an alternative, you can use Differential backup to base archive.
     
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    Mech_An - Thanks so much for the reply. I wish there was better documentation from Paragon on exactly how to do this. Some video tutorials on the subject would be even better I suppose. Is there any advantage in using a Differential backup over an Incremental file backup? If so, how does one do a Differential backup? Please let me know your thoughts on this, thanks. :)
     
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