Differential vs Incremental Backup
I am wondering what would be best for backing up the Windows OS drive and some specific folders?
If I understand correctly, incremental backups would require less storage space and would probably run faster, however I'd need all the incremental backups to be not corrupted and the full backup to restore, correct?
Differential backup on the other hand would take a bit longer, need more disk space, however could restore, even if a previous differential backup was corrupted?
I see that most shared hosting providers seem to use incremental backups. Is this also the preferred way for my use-case, or would you prefer differential?
- What would you recommend?13 votes
- Differential Backup38.46%
- Incremental Backup61.54%