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Full backup means copying of an entire dataset every time the backup process performed, instead of backing up just new or changed data in this dataset. This type of backup consumes highest amounts of both time and space, although it is also the most convenient and reliable backup type. Handy Backup allows to perform full backup of any data type existed!
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It is to be mentioned that every other type of backup (i.e. differential, incremental backup and mixed backup), working with renewed or new data only, uses full backup as the first data-saving operation, to create the basic data copy which is changed when next backups take place.
As described before, the full backup is the technique of copying any data entirely to a last bit every time the full backup task executes. No means that some data have not any changes after the last full backup session; new copy includes all of these data without restrictions.
This straightforward approach has some obvious advantages, as well as restrictions and problems.
We recommend to schedule every single backup task to the time when the main amount of jobs performed by the computer operating with backups are done or idle, e.g. at the end of the week or just by night. Try also to be sure that your storage media can hold a new full backup.
Note: Handy Backup stores all data backed up in native formats to these data, if other data-keeping options (e.g., compression or encryption) are not specified for the backup task. If you have a strong need to save some storage space, please use the data compression for full backups.
The mixed full and differential backup will create a chain of continuous backups. Always starting with a full backup, it when creates a number of differential backups, controlled by a time or by a pre-defined chain length. When a chain reaches an end, all process of mixed backup repeats again.
Handy Backup can back up fully any type of data existed. Therefore, full backup tasks can be useful for any dataset or source option. Some of these options will be explained below.
If a user wants to perform full Windows backup, the key consideration is to provide enough space to save the system image. Handy Backup is the excellent Windows full backup software, allowing you creating the system disk image, a perfect and bootable copy of your Windows.
Any type of database, SQL or non-SQL, can be copied to make a perfect snapshot with database backup. Some details of backup operations varies at the level of program, but for users of Handy Backup all these actions can be set and performed identically.
Note: Some databases having no dedicated Handy Backup data option uses the Database data source, and require an ODBC driver of an appropriate type to access full backup.
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As mentioned earlier, any type of data can be backed up fully. Let us look at some of these data types, to select the most valuable applications of full backup technique.
Selecting the full backup option is a simplest thing to be done. To apply the full backup for any of your data, please use the following sequence of actions.
Note: The full backup option allows storing versioned backups. Please read the User Manual for detailed instructions if you feel the need for creating versioned backup.
You can use the full backup technique any time you feel the size of backup copies and the time consumed to backup are not too great. The full backup is the backbone of any data saving strategy, so Handy Backup allows you to implement this technique for any data and without any effort.
For more information, please see all backup features of our software.
See also: Granular backup
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