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Adrian (Softland)
Mar 22, 2022
Backup4all 9.x
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Backup type

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User can select one of these backup types:
  • Smart
  • Full
  • Differential
  • Incremental
  • Mirror
The backup type can be changed from the Type page in Backup Properties, by selecting the icon for the desired backup type.
The smart, full, differential and incremental backup types use zip compression to reduce the size of the stored backup versions.
The mirror backup type creates in destination an exact copy of the source file without zipping them.

Smart
Smart backup is a backup type which combines the full, differential and incremental backup types with cleanup operations in order to efficiently manage the backups according with the backup settings and the free disk space in destination. The Smart backup type starts with a full backup. The advantage is that you don't need to worry about the number of backups to store in order to fit on the destination drive, which backup version to clean or merge, as Backup4all will take care of that. Click here to see all options available for Smart type.

Full
Full backup type will create in destination a zip file with all source files and folders. There are no other options available for Full type.

Differential
The Differential backup will create in destination a zip file containing all new and modified files since the last full backup. Click here to see all options available for Differential type.
Incremental
The Incremental backup type will create in destination a zip file containing all new and modified files since the last backup. Click here to see all options available for Incremental type.
Mirror
The Mirror backup will create in destination an exact copy of the source files, without zipping them. Click here to see all options available for Mirror type.