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Why does 2012 Sp-3 always include a full backup

Created: 06 Feb 2014 | 2 comments

I want to to do a log backup and a differential backup of my SQL dB's. Basically create 2 incremental backups and slecting the log and a second Incremental selecting Differential. Everytime I go to create a Tape Backup I get Full which cannot be deleted. I would prefer to seperate the backups but I am confounded by the inabilty to get rid of the Full backup.

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pkh's picture

Yes. This is the way BE 2012 is designed. There is no way to do incremental/differential backups without doing a full backup. This is to protect the innocents from forgetting to do a full backup or use a different selection list