Archival backup

An archival backup is a type of backup in which all files are copied to a backup storage device. Archival backups are also called full backup. Contrast with incremental backups, in which only modified files are copied.

Handy Backup software can perform archival backup

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Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.

The glossary contains 192 terms. The current section Types of Backup contains 9 terms.

Other “Types of Backup” Terms

  • What is an Incremental Backup
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  • Cumulative Incremental Backup
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