Similar to Incremental Backups, this process backs up only the most recent edits and updates as they occur. The difference is, now a new full backup is made each time an incremental backup takes place. Here is a simplified example.
Sunday – Full backup of a word doc to the cloud.
Monday – Update #1 is saved in the cloud.
Monday – A full backup is made in the cloud including update #1.
Tuesday – Update #2 is saved in the cloud.
Tuesday – A full backup is made in the cloud including update #2. (Update #1 is already included).
The difference between this process and Incremental backup is that when you restore the data it doesn’t need to pull updates from each day because that process already took place and there is a full backup with all recent updates ready and available.« Back to Glossary Index