New Task Wizard - Step 4: Backup type: full, incremental, differential and mixed backup
Backup type. (Full, incremental, differential and mixed backup)
This page describes the fourth step of creating a backup task with the New Task Wizard. This step is available only in the advanced mode.
At this step you need to decide what type of backup you want to choose: full, incremental, differential or mixed.
You can also configure additional options: Storing versioned backup, comparison settings, error handling.
Selecting type of backup
Type of backup determines the program′s behavior when running backups regularly on a schedule. There are three or five basic variants, depending from the basic or advanced wizard mode:
You can select the option: Store versions of the backup. This will allow you to use timestamps. Your backups will carry information about the time of their creation.
Attention: for differential and mixed backups, timestamps are set by default. You cannot uncheck the "Store multiple backup versions" checkbox from the task in these cases!
Backup update options
Check the box marked "Store versioned backup" to backup with a timestamp.
The button "Versions rotation settings" will be available; press it.
The dialog window will appear, with all the parameters for time stamp backup settings.
For full and mixed backup types you can:
For incremental and differential backups, you can only save all versions of backups.
Check the "Store backup with timestamp" box to set the accuracy (months, days, etc.) and format of the timestamp.
After setting the parameters, click OK.
By default, when running incremental or differential backup, the program will create a new version of file if File size or Modification time attributes are different. The Creation time is not checked, because some storage file systems (for example, FTP) don′t have this attribute.
This behavior is task-specific, i.e. it can be different for different tasks. To change it, click the Change button in Comparison settings.
Error handling is an advanced mode option that lets you set the program′s behavior when it encounters an error:
You can choose whether the task must stop on any error, stop only on critical errors, or don′t stop on errors at all.
If there are any errors during backup, the task will end with an Error status.
When finished selecting the type of backup and specifying advanced settings, click Next.