I am looking for some information on backup strategies. A White Papers might be helpful. In particular, I have two questions: 1. How many incremental backups are wise to create before starting over again? 2. If you create an incremental backup via a Scheduled Task where no original full backup exists, is the first "incremental" file effectively the same as if it was created as a full backup? The reason I am asking these questions is that I am in the process of setting up a procedure whereby there is a nightly backup created. Then at some interval (determined by the answer to question 1) I have a script that moves and renames the entire backup set to an Archive. The next run of the incremental backup starts over again--thus my question 2. I am doing it this way because it is simple and automatic, yet will create generational sets of archival backups.