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Preferred Backup Method

Created: 01 Oct 2012 | 2 comments

What is your perferred backup method for files, by modified time, or archive bit? Pros/Cons?


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pkh's picture

When you use the archive bit method, each file has to be examined to determine whether the archive bit is on or off.  This takes time.

When you use the modified time method, especially if you use the USN journal, the backup job only needs to access the journal, thus saving processing time.