Incremental and Differential Data Backup Software

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

Free backup software, AOMEI Backupper can do both incremental and differential backup excellently and efficiently to ensure information restoration.

Introduction of Incremental Backup

Although the computer science and technology has been developed very rapidly, there are some unavoidable disk troubles as well, such as the hacker and virus attack, system crash and so on. All these troubles would probably damage the data and files in the computer. In this case, we have to come up with some feasible and effective strategies to deal with this situation.

As far as I am concerned, the best way is to back up the computer to an image file for restoration when it is necessary. As known to many users, usually these programs have three backup methods: full backup, differential and incremental backup. As its name goes, full backup refers to backing up all the files or folders, whether it is changed or not, and it is used for the first backup. Then, let's have a detailed understanding of the latter two means.

Incremental Backup and Differential Backup

As the most frequently-employed backup type, incremental backup means to back up the changed or new added files since the last backup, be it a full backup or an incremental backup. Differential backup refers to backing up the changed or new added files since the first full backup. Therefore, the biggest difference between these two is the reference point. And both of them can help to save time in backing up.

Note: If a complete restoration is required, both the image files of the full backup and incremental/differential backup is needed. These image files are closely related.

Best Incremental Backup Software: AOMEI Backupper

As a trustworthy backup software, AOMEI Backupper can do the differential and incremental backup very well. What's more, during the operating process, there are two assisting features. One is encryption, which can help to ensure the information security better. Another one is image file compression, which can help to save more storage space. let's see its main interface as below.


Above all, judging from the backup type or target, this excellent backup software can be regarded as the most suitable one in data or file backup. So if you have any this kind of problem, just turn it for help.

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