Incremental on base or previous increment

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by James Frenz, May 30, 2015.

  1. James Frenz

    James Frenz Registered Member

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    Am I correct in assuming an increment on the base is really just a differential backup. And an increment on a previous increment is an incremental backup?
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    You are correct. The first incremental and the first differential are the same.
     
  3. James Frenz

    James Frenz Registered Member

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    Thats sorta what im wondering. The only option I have is to do an incremental backup. And it asks me if I want to do an incremental backup on the base or the previous incremental backup. Im wondering what the difference between them is.
     
  4. Robin A.

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    It should take less time to create an incremental based on the previous incremental, and the image may be smaller. You can create a chain of incrementals in this way. To restore the image, you need to process the whole chain.

    But you can also go the differential (or incremental based on the full image) way. It depends on your backup strategy. See "Backup Types" in the Paragon manual, or browse the other forum here, https://www.wilderssecurity.com/forums/backup-imaging-disk-mgmt.97/.
     
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  5. James Frenz

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    ok thanks that answers it