Incremental backups.


Renowned Member
May 2, 2010
Bursa, Turkey, Turkey
Do I need to create full backup regularly? I do not see such option. But AFAIK, when using incremental backups, time to time full backups should be taken. Is this same with pbs? Or I can just leave it one full backup and let rests for incrementals?
So you mean I do not need to worry about how old (xx days) first full backup is. ?

When you run a new backup the already present chunks (on the destination) are not transferred again but only "referenced". But they are verified. (Actually I am not sure about this, but a "verify" will do this definitely.)

At the end this new backup contains references to each and every chunk which is required to restore it some time in the future.

And of course: when you delete the old/first backup these chunks will NOT get deleted.

Best regards


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