Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
These are incremental backups. If you run out of space, then you will get a out of space error and will just need to delete these backups and start over on the backups.
Really? Incremental only? Not Full or Differential?
I must be misunderstanding your meaning here or not seeing some options in Win 7 Professional Backup and Restore. I don't see any options in Backup and Restore for the backups to be anything but Full or an Image.
Incremental implies that you are only backing up the changes since your last incremental or full backup, whichever came later. This means that if you need to restore data (not system files) that you have to restore your last full backup and all of the incrementals, in order, to get back to where you began.
Differential backup would be the changes since your last Full Backup. Therefore a full restore would consist of restoring your last full backup and only the last differential.
In either case the a FUll Backup is required as a starting point to restore your data.
Backups do NOT restore your system files, only images do. I would love to have the capability to save an image and then just perform Differentials off of the image but I'm not aware of any software that can do this. An alternative would be to save an image of ONLY the system files and then perform backups of everything else but I'm not aware of any way to do this either.