To understand the Types/Methods of Backup we must dive into the attributes of a file.
There are 4 basic attributes of a file which are known as DOS attributes:
READ, HIDDEN, SYSTEM and ARCHIVE
Whenever we think of Backups we must only think of the ARCHIVE attribute.
Thumb Rule: Whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is ON (1) the file is ready for backup and whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is OFF (0) the file has been backed up.
There are 5 types of backups:
1. Normal/Full Backup: This backup method will backup the entire selection list irrespective of the ARCHIVE BIT, but after the backup is over it will RESET the ARCHIVE bit to 0 (Change it to 0 : Meaning the file(s) has been backed up)
2. Incremental Backup: This backup method will only backup those...