Cumulative Incremental Backup

A cumulative incremental backup is a backup of all data files that have been modified since the last archival backup. Some backup programs employ cumulative incremental backup, but not Handy Backup.

Note that cumulative incremental backup is different from differential incremental backup, which Handy Backup uses.

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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

  • Image Backup. Hard Disk Drive Imaging.
    “Image backup, also called disk image, or HDD snapshot, is a backup of a hard drive that is created through “sector-by-sector” copying of...”
  • Tar Backup
    “"Tar backup" means to backup your data using tar compression. It is very useful, for example: "by using compression, you can usually store more than...”
  • Differential Backup
    “Differential backup is a process of backing up only the files that have changed since the last FULL backup. This backup requires only the most recent...”

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