Acronis True Image backups

  gerryp96 22:08 05 Sep 2006

Hi can anyone explain in beginners language how differential and incremental back-ups differ. I keep looking at the literature but can't understand it.

  woodchip 22:16 05 Sep 2006
  Nosmas 01:46 06 Sep 2006

Why not take a look at Acronis' own site FAQ's - click here - Look at the 7th question

  JYPX 12:21 06 Sep 2006

The speed of TI9 when performing a full back up (of your C drive) is so impressive that I find it hard to see the merits of either!

  Gazzerr 15:21 06 Sep 2006

I thought it was just me!!

However, I would quote from a dilbert I saw this morning - rather than bugs and errors its future enhancements!!

The differential back up only works if you keep all differential backups and not just the last one so I'm still not sure what the difference is!!

  woodchip 16:06 06 Sep 2006

I only do full backups on 9

  UncleP 21:30 06 Sep 2006

Long discussion on this topic in click here

  UncleP 21:39 06 Sep 2006

Sorry, link doesn't work for some reason - try again
click here

  Flak999 22:15 06 Sep 2006

I also only do full backups. seems much easier and safer.

  terryf 02:40 07 Sep 2006

I find it best to keep full backups then delete the oldest when the youngest is proven

  €dstowe 07:50 07 Sep 2006

I, too, have started doing full backups only. I use Acronis Secure Zone so the oldest backup is automatically deleted when the disk space is reaching its limit.

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