Windows 10: New Macrium Reflect Updates Solved

  1.    05 Feb 2018 #1071

    Is incremental less reliable than a full backup? Incremental backups is the only thing I might use if upgrading to the pro version.
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  2.    05 Feb 2018 #1072

    Hi,

    Is incremental less reliable than a full backup?
    Yes it is as it relies on all the incremental backups that precede it. If one fails then the entire back up is worthless.
    I'd recommend combining incremental backups with a full monthly one at least.

    Cheers,
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  3. Posts : 20,287
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       05 Feb 2018 #1073

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    Yes it is as it relies on all the incremental backups that precede it. Ifr one fails then the entire back up is worthless.
    I'd recommend combining incremental backups with a full monthly one at least.

    Cheers,
    Not quite true. You need to go back to before the failed incremental, but saying that I use differentials more often than incrementals.
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  4.    05 Feb 2018 #1074

    Hi,

    Not quite true. You need to go back to before the failed incremental
    That's true but it's still risky IMHO. Especially in the long run where people rely on incrementals for months in a row.

    Cheers,
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  5. Posts : 13,155
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       05 Feb 2018 #1075

    It does not verify incrementals?
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  6. Posts : 20,287
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       05 Feb 2018 #1076

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    That's true but it's still risky IMHO. Especially in the long run where people rely on incrementals for months in a row.

    Cheers,
    Oh yes, I agree completely.
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       05 Feb 2018 #1077

    I also use a combo of full and incremental. Having a long string of incrementals can get increasingly risky, so I do fulls and only an incremental as a stop gap if I've just done something I don't want to lose. Like a few app updates, or some cosmetic changes. Then at the end of the day, my normal full. Not to be taken literally, but I use the incremental function as a kind-of "restore point" or "checkpoint". In either case, always with verify.
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  8. Posts : 20,287
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       05 Feb 2018 #1078

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    It does not verify incrementals?
    Yes it does Josey, the risk of losing one file may be small but the risk of losing one file out of ten or more is correspondingly larger.
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  9. Posts : 736
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       05 Feb 2018 #1079

    I use incrementals for daily back ups, differentials weekly and full monthly. I also if planning anything big like changing hardware, upgrading windows will create a full C:\ SSD Image.

    All my backup are verified, I have the time for that.

    Forever incrementals just don't sound like a very good Idea to me, too many things can happen and they do to all of us.
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  10.    05 Feb 2018 #1080

    kado897 said: View Post
    Yes it does Josey, the risk of losing one file may be small but the risk of losing one file out of ten or more is correspondingly larger.
    In this respect, differentials have a higher integrity inasmuch as each is self contained i.e. they are not chained like incrementals. Of course differentials grow as time goes on.

    I guess the same is true with incrementals forever to an extent as the first "merged incremental" is effectively a differential file, and as time progresses it must grow but all subsequent incrementals in the "forever" chain will be lean and mean.

    As I said earlier it seems to me (for me) a good strategy is Full monthly with 7 daily "incrementals for ever" and a weekly differential as a secondary backup.

    Has anybody here ever actually used Synthetic Fulls. This seems to be more risky to me in terms of integrity?
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