Backup history

Backup history is a composition of backups, performed during the recent period. It is a good idea to keep the backup history if it turns out that some file was damaged some time ago before recent backups. Usually backup rotation schedules, like Grandfather-father-son and Tower of Hanoi, handle this easily. Handy Backup allows keeping a full backup history, but does not support backup rotation schedules.

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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 219 terms. The current section File Management contains 5 terms.

Other “File Management” Terms

  • File Compression
    “File compression is being used more frequently. Commonly referred to as 'Zipping' after the most popular compression programs (PKZip, and WinZip)...”
  • Tower of Hanoi backup
    “The Tower of Hanoi backup is a backup, performed according to the Tower of Hanoi rotation schedule. Currently, Handy Backup does not support the...”
  • Self-extracting file
    “Self-extracting file A self-extracting file is a type of file that contains other files that have been compressed (typically through a ZIP program)...”

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