You can perform the following types of backups, either immediately or on a schedule.
- Full backups: Back up the entire instance. This is the most comprehensive backup.
- Incremental backups: Back up instance data that has changed since the most recent backup.
- Differential backups: Back up instance data that has changed since the most recent full backup.
- Synthetic Full backups: Consolidate instance data from the most recent full backup with subsequent incremental and differential backups.
For more information on backup types, see Backup Options.