Solved Incremental backup scheduling using Windows Backup

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December 19, 2011 at 14:32:19
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Turion Mobile 64 / 1 GB
Need help understanding how to schedule incremental backups. My understanding is to restore incremental backups, you need the full backup and all incremental backups since the full backup.

When I schedule the incremental backup using Windows Backup, it asks if you want to append or replace backup. I don't think I want to replace, since I would need all incremental backups to restore. And I tried to append, and that just adds to the previous incremental, giving you one file. Is there a rename option for incremental backups that I am overlooking. Do I indeed have to manually set up each individual incremental file when I use the scheduler?

I currently use differential backups, with no problems, but I really want to fully understand this incremental thing, because I think I could efficiently backup more often.

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December 19, 2011 at 14:45:03
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XP backup is not what I used on XP, I used incremental backup on only the stuff I wanted to keep an up to date, using Karen's.

Let me know if you get stuck & I can upload screenshots, you can do the same for me.

Karen's Replicator

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December 19, 2011 at 16:07:56
Thanks for the reply Johnw. I will look at your links when time permits this week, and will let you know. I am currently tinkering with EaseUS Todo Backup Free 3.5, that I found on

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December 19, 2011 at 16:17:26
Macrium Reflect Free version is by far the best unhappily the free version does not allow incremental backups... but it's worth a try. Google for Macrium Reflect Free version.

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December 19, 2011 at 17:17:46
"I am currently tinkering with EaseUS Todo Backup Free 3.5"
Yep, there are quite a few, I was'nt interested in backing up the operating system, though Karen's will do it.

Your choice will depend on what you are backing onto, Hard drive, CD, Thumb drive etc & in what format you want it, I backup mine to a 2nd hard drive & it looks & reads exactly the same & looking at my normal drive.

EaseUS Todo Backup is listed in the 20.13. section.

20. Backup

20.1. Data backup:
Backup maker
Karen’s Replicator
Comodo Backup
Cobian backup
Areca Backup
GFI Backup
Yadis! Backup
Simple Backup Tool

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