Incremental Backup ~ What names are used now?

  wee eddie 13:27 04 Apr 2018
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Incremental Backup ~ To me is that each Backup only adds those items that have changed since the last Backup.

Incremental Backup is the old term. What terms are currently used for this type of Backup

  Forum Editor 13:52 04 Apr 2018

A full backup covers your entire system and all the data you want to protect. It provides you with a very reliable recovery option, but is slower than other backup variants, and requires a lot more in terms of storage space.

An Incremental backup means exactly that - a backup that includes changes made since the last incremental backup.

Then there is what's referred to as a Differential backup. This records only those changes made since the last full backup.

A good backup application will offer all three types.

  wee eddie 16:30 04 Apr 2018

But each Program appears to use a different name for them.

I am trying to navigate the words they use

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