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File System Backups

Back up data that resides on your Windows or UNIX computer.

For information about what is included in a Windows backup, see Windows File System Backed Up Components.

You can run backups immediately or configure a plan that includes a schedule.

The types of backups are as follows:

  • Full backups: Backups for any client start with a full backup. For Agents that support non-full backups, the full backup becomes a baseline to which subsequent backup types are applied. Foexample, if an agent supports incremental backups, a full backup must be performed before an incremental backup can be initiated.
  • Incremental backups: Incremental backups contain only data that is new or that has changed since the last backup, regardless of the type. On average, incremental backups use less media and place less of a burden on resources than full backups.
  • Differential backup: Differential backups contain only the data that is new or that has changed since the last full backup. Like incremental backups, differential backups use less media and place less of a burden on resources than full backups.
  • Synthetic full backups: Synthetic full backups consolidate the data from the latest full backup or synthetic full backup, together with any subsequent incremental backups, instead of reading and backing up data directly from the client computer. Since synthetic full backups do not back up data from the client computer, these operations impose no load on the client computer.

Last modified: 2/6/2020 6:10:19 PM