Why the program performs full backup, even though I have set it to perform incremental backup?

Frequently Asked Questions

Current version of Handy Backup performs full backup in the following cases:

  • If it is the first time you run the task
  • If you changed properties of the task
  • If data you are backing up can’t be backed up incrementally

In Handy Backup, incremental backup is performed on file level, i.e. it doesn’t save changes smaller than a file.

For image-based backups this results in a full backup made virtually every time you run the task. If you want to back up differences on byte level, use differential backup.

Sometimes you need to change properties of the task. After this, Handy Backup will also perform full backup, so none of the data can be lost.

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