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incremental backup

An incremental backup is a backup copy in which only the data that has changed since the last backup is copied and backed up.

Since only changed data is copied in an incremental backup, such a backup can be performed much more quickly than a full backup. It does not matter whether the last backup is a full backup or a differential backup. In addition, an incremental backup requires much less storage space, which has a positive effect on cloud storage.

Backup technologies

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When restoring data, for example in the event of a system failure, the data from the various incremental backups that lie between the last full backup must be merged into a full backup. Only then does the resulting full backup have an up-to-date dataset.

Englisch: incremental backup
Updated at: 14.12.2020
#Words: 127
Links: backup, copy (CPY), data, differential backup, indium (In)
Translations: DE

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