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What is a daily backup?


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January 29, 2012 4:27PM

The Daily backup type is sort of an Differential off-shoot. In this backup type, only files that were changed (have the archive bit on), during the current day are backed up, and the Archive bit is left unchanged. This backup type is generally not used as part of a recovery program, because in order to do a full system restore, you would have to have a Normal backup, and then a Daily backup from each and every day since the Normal backup.