How important it is to have a backup for your business? Let’s dive into understanding the purpose of a backup and which kind suits your business the best. 

What is an Incremental Backup?

Incremental backup is a type of backup strategy that involves backing up only the changes made to the data since the last backup, instead of backing up the entire dataset every time.

Advantages:

 

  • Backup in minimal time
  • Needs less storage
  • Demand for less bandwidth

What is a Differential Backup?

The concept of differential backups emerged as an advancement in backup strategies. Instead of backing up all files again, a differential backup focuses on backing up only the files that have undergone changes since the last full backup.

Advantages:

 

  • No need for more storage space
  • For recovery only 2 backups required

 

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