You can perform the following types of backups, either immediately or on a schedule:
- Full backup: Backs up the entire virtual machine. This backup is the most comprehensive.
- Incremental backup: Backs up virtual machine data that changed after the most recent backup.
- Differential backup: Backs up virtual machine data that changed after the most recent full backup.
- Synthetic Full backup: Consolidates virtual machine data from the most recent full backup with subsequent incremental and differential backups.
For more information on backup types, see Backup/Archive Options.