Should I use incremental or differential?

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  1. paul7876

    paul7876 Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Sorry if this has already been covered, but I've been all over some posts and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for.
    I've just purchased TI 9 Home, and have created my first full backup.
    What I was wondering was what should I use now?
    I prefer differential from what I've seen, but as I do my backups manually should I be selecting the full or the last differential from the list?
    If I was to use incremental and select the full backup as the base each time, how would this differ from using differential?

    Thanks for any advice,

    Paul
     
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    See the Acronis replies in this thread.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=130156

    The general rule is that a differential takes longer to do but is faster to restore than an incremental (you have to restore all the incrementals that were created.

    I guess it depends on how much storage space you have etc, but I do all mine as a manual full. Be sure you automatically validate each backup when done. Note that when validating TI will validate the entire archive not just the last incremental or differential done.
     
  3. paul7876

    paul7876 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your reply, problem solved :)
     
  4. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    I ALWAYS use incrementals as that allows me to have access to more versions of a file.

    I also ALWAYS do manual backups, never scheduled.
     
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