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What is NTBACKUP option Append


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santachuck

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On XP PRO.
I'm using an external USB hard drive for backup.
A monthly FULL backup, and daily INCREMENTALS.
Do I APPEND the INCREMENTALs?
What are the advantages?

Thanks,

Chuck
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peterm

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Hi Chuck
Append means it adds it to the last lot of files instead of overwriting.
I NEVER do incremental backups I always do a full back up and overwrite the previous.
Cheers
Peterm
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dsenette

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yeah...incremental backups where for the days when backup media was small or hard to navigate....if the backup media you're using is the same size...or larger than the device/data you're backing up...then there's no reason not to do a full backup
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