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# 38181 24-Jul-2009 20:20
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Just installed WHS.

When the computers are backed up, is it a full backup or incremental?

I can see 200gb of data taking up a lot of space and bandwidth if its backed up in full each night


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  # 238743 24-Jul-2009 20:23
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It's an incremental backup. Every weekend WHS will use the configuration in the Backup settings to remove old backups, consolidate space, etc.

Note that it includes automatic deduplication. If a file is present in more than one PC in your network, then the file is only stored once.

You can retain a backup beyond its consolidation time setting by clicking a PC in the WHS console, right-click and select View Backups.

If you turn off backup for a PC the consolidation setting is still active. If the settings say "store one backup for two months" then WHS will remove the files after two months - unless you check the backup list and select the option to keep the backup.

That's the Zen of WHS Backup.

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  # 238850 25-Jul-2009 10:12
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Thanks, that helped a lot :)

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