Incremental Backup Tool for Windows and Linux

Incremental backup software solutions, such as Handy Backup, are perfectly fit for such tasks as constant updating the reserved copies of work files, folders, projects or cloud accounts. Handy Backup provides the automatic incremental backup for Windows and Linux OS.

Incremental Backup Software
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What Is Incremental Backup?

What Is Incremental Backup?

Incremental backup is a method of backup where a full copy of some data will update with smaller copies of any changes in this basic dataset (these updates are the increments). Incremental backup software must have a capability to make these copies on a regular basis and recover it when needed.

For example, if about 2,000 files has been kept on a particular folder and after the last backup only three of them were changed, incremental backup will create a copy of only these three files. This backup is an increment to full backup keeping all files as a basic copy.

Mixed Incremental Backup

This option allows a fixed cycle of incremental backup attempts after an initial full backup. When the quantity of increments or the time period for making an incremental backup cycle goes off, an incremental backup program makes a new full backup and starts all the cycle again.

Scheme Mixed Incremental Backup

The crucial advantage of mixed incremental backup is an ability to break too long incremental chains and replace it with a newer full backup. This can slow a backup process by a bit, but adds greatly to speed and reliability of recovery process after long-term incremental backup.

How to Take Incremental Backup in Handy Backup?

This is a quite simple action. Just select either the incremental or the mixed incremental backup type on the Step 4 of a new backup task creation.

Incremental Backup Using Handy Backup

For mixed incremental backup, you can also set up a length of a backup chain before repeating a whole cycle (by time or by quantity of increments).

Mixed incremental backup settings

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Where to Use Incremental Backup Software?

Typical use cases for incremental backup include:

An advice: You can use incremental backup for datasets where you are regularly make small changes, to restore not only to original stage but to any updated stage made after it. For example, make an incremental file backup for a text, and then you can restore it at any updated version beyond original!

To avoid this problem, we are recommending using mixed incremental backup for databases, or a — differential backup technique to save time and storage space!

The Multi-Platform Solution

Handy Backup is a perfect Windows incremental backup program for all modern versions of this OS including Windows 10, 8.1/8, 7 and Vista, as well as for server and online incremental backup of Windows Server 2016, 2012 (with 2012R2) and 2008 (with R2, too).

Linux Incremental Backup Tool

In addition to Windows versions, Handy Backup fully supports Linux distributives based on Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04, running under Linux in native mode. It also provides a Java Workstation network client that allows running network-oriented editions on remote Windows, Linux or FreeBSD machines.

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Version 8.0.2, built on 8 May, 2019
104 MB

Try Handy Backup as your efficient and convenient incremental backup tool! If you want to learn more, do not hesitate to download now a fresh and free 30-day trial edition with all options at hand!


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