Backup types

There are various types of backups and these are full, incremental, and differential. Let's look at these in turn:

  • Full backup: A full backup is a backup of all of your data. However, some companies might only be able to back up all of their data over the weekend, so they will use either an incremental or differential midweek.
  • Incremental: An incremental backup backs up the data since the last full backup or the last incremental. An incremental backup will need the full backup from the start and then all of the incremental backups.
  • Differential: A differential backup will back up the data since the last full backup. The problem with this if we have a full backup at the start of the week and then a differential backup daily each ...

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