Backup Task Schedule & Content
Select the content to back up. Note: Both types can be scheduled.
Full Backup will back up all the database data every time the task is scheduled to work.
Incremental Backup will only back up the delta (changes made) of the data since the last backup that has occurred.
Schedule the Backup Task time using a Cron Expression.
(eg. "0 0 12 * * ?" means "0 seconds, 0 minutes, 12pm (noon), every day, every month")
If only Incremental Backup is set, then a Full Backup will occur only in the first time that the Task is triggered,
followed by Incremental Backups according to the scheduled time.
The Full Backup that is done the first time will be either a 'Backup' or a 'Snapshot', depending on the type selected.
Data that is backed up in Incremental Backup is always of type 'Backup' - even if the Backup Task Type is 'Snapshot'.
A Snapshot can only occur when scheduling 'Full'.
Scheduling two backups
To save on transfer costs you can schedule frequent incremental backups
To ensure that you can recover lost data, schedule infrequent 'full' backups.
Infrequent backups can be useful if a mistake was made and you need access to data from a few days ago.
In the image "Backup Task Schedule & Content" above:
- A Full Backup is scheduled every day at 02:00 AM - and in addition to that -
- An Incremental Backup is scheduled every 6 hours