About backup methods

Before you can develop your media rotation strategy, you will need to decide whether you want to perform only full backups or use a strategy that includes Full backups and one of the modified backup methods (differential, incremental or working set backups).


You need to perform a full backup of your server to establish a baseline for disaster recovery.

The backup methods used by Backup Exec are as follows:

There are advantages and disadvantages to each backup method.

See About backup method advantages and disadvantages.

About backup methods