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 184 terms. The current section Types of Backup contains 9 terms.

Other “Types of Backup” Terms

  • What is an Incremental Backup
    “An incremental backup is a backup in which only the files that have been modified since the last backup are copied. Cumulative backups and...”
  • Total Backup
    “Total backup is a method of computer backup that expects that you don’t perform explicit selection of data, but back up everything without any...”
  • Simple backup
    “A simple backup is the elementary type of files backup. Each time a compressed archive file is created, the new version of backup file replaces the...”

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