What backup type should I use?

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What backup type should I use?

Post by diethardw »

I do web development. So I have some GB of web files on my disk, some from current websites, some archives. Most of these data are not subject to any changes, there are 2 or 3 websites where I do some improvements or corrections from time to time.
For the whole data I use the smart backup on a daily base. After some months, the result Is still one complete backup from the start (7.5 GB) and more than 200 (!) single backups of files mostly of a few KB of data, when I changed just one or two of the files. So even if I limit the total space for this backup e.g. to 8 GB, it will take several hundreds of changes till this limit will be reached.
What can I do? It is OK to keep maybe 2 or 3 older versions of the changed files (in case I need a fallback), but not hundreds of them.
How can I solve this?
Thanks for any help.

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: What backup type should I use?

Post by Adrian (Softland) »


Please open Backup Properties->Type page.
Select the "Incremental" backup type.
Go to "Storage" page and select the option: "Yes, limit number of file versions".
Set the limit at 3 and press Save.

Next time when you'll run the backup, the limit will be applied.

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