Windows 10: Do you prefer incremental or differential backups?

Discus and support Do you prefer incremental or differential backups? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Would like to get an idea of other user's backup strategy preference. Do you prefer to do differential or incremental image backups to compliment you... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by KabyBlue, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. KabyBlue Win User

    Do you prefer incremental or differential backups?


    Would like to get an idea of other user's backup strategy preference. Do you prefer to do differential or incremental image backups to compliment you full images? Or are the some that do both or maybe neither (full image backups only)... *Huh

    Interested to hear what you guys do and why...

    :)
     
    KabyBlue, Jan 3, 2019
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  2. Kari Win User

    About Differential & Incremental images


    I've used Macrium since the month Windows 7 was launced, Octobr 2009. I have never had a corrupt image. Anyway, using differential and incremental images "spreads" the risk; even if one of these child backups would go missing or get corrupted, you always have the parent full backup and maybe some later child ones.


    Exactly. Differential image is egoistic, don't care about any other backups than the last full one. Everything since last full backup will be ignored and all changes saved to a new differential. Incremental is more social, it accets anything, only saving the changes since the last backup, be it full, differential or incremental.

    When restoring from a differential image you alway need just two images: the last differential and last full. Restoring from incremental image you need full backup, last differential if one exists, and all incremental backups since that.
     
    Kari, Jan 3, 2019
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  3. simrick Win User
    About Differential & Incremental images


    If my last full backup was my parent (clean install), then the second differential should be all changes since that point. So it would include everything in differential #1, plus everything after that.

    And if one of the incremental images fails or gets corrupted, your restore is in the bin....

    Yeah, no thanks, I'll make full backups. *Wink
     
    simrick, Jan 3, 2019
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  4. qinada Win User

    Do you prefer incremental or differential backups?

    qinada, Jan 3, 2019
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