Incremental FTP Backup - How to Perform with Handy Backup
Incremental FTP backup means creating new copies of FTP-located data when these data have changes between the previous copy. Along with full backup, differential (when only data changed in comparison with a full backup copy was saved for backup) and mirror backup, the incremental backup can be used with Handy Backup.
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Incremental Backup of FTP Content
Incremental FTP backup is actual when your FTP content (e.g. dynamic website content or the collection of FTP-stored docs) constantly but somewhat slightly changes on time. Implementation of incremental FTP backup instead of full backup allows to save most fresh versions of all changed files, taking as little time and storage space as possible.
Handy Backup allows to perform incremental FTP backup along with other backup methods. Data are stored in native format, requiring no special extraction to use it and information can be stored on wide range of media.
Incremental Backup Using FTP as Data Storage
Another type of incremental FTP backup using FTP server as data storage for incremental backup of other data. Handy Backup can store incremental backups to FTP as well as to other media including local hard disks or SSDs, USB external drives, NASes (network-attaching storages), private and commercial clouds, protected SFTP or FTPS, or dedicated backup cloud service.
How It Works
To perform incremental FTP backup, please do the following steps:
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Handy Backup Standard
To back up to FTP you need any edition starting with Handy Backup Standard. If you want to have support for SFTP or FTPS backup, then you need Professional or higher. Free 30-days trial version!
To create incremental backup task using FTP as storage, follow the sequence described above, except selecting data for incremental backup (these data can be anything include another FTP server), and then on the Step 3 choose FTP as data storage. Other operations are performing exactly the same way as described before.
All about FTP Backup: Video Example
The next video will show how to make a common task for FTP backup. To turn it to incremental backup to FTP, please do the next things:
Note: Incremental FTP backup for databases can be bulky and inefficient. It is still possible for special applications, but we are strongly recommending using differential backup for databases, instead of incremental backup to FTP servers!