Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

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Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

Veeam Logoby baber » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:14 am

Dear all
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what is difference between Quick Backups and normal backup (incremental backup)

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Re: Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

Veeam Logoby MichaelCade » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:59 pm

Quick backup is an incremental but it is an on-demand incremental backup.
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Re: Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

Veeam Logoby tdewin » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:32 pm 1 person likes this post

additionally, quick backup is per vm and does not count as a retention point that is configured inside the job. The retention is "glued" to the previous point.

So it is extremely useful if you need to do some maintenance inside a VM like upgrading software, but you don't feel confident that you wont break anything. In this case, you can just do a quick backup just before you start instead of keeping a snapshot open for a longer time.
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Re: Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

Veeam Logoby baber » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:27 pm

so thanks

Is that your means incremental backup will be take more time than quick backup ?

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Re: Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

Veeam Logoby MichaelCade » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:05 pm

As Tim said the quick backup is VM related where as your incremental backup job (where more than 1 VM is involved) then yes the incremental may take longer than a quick backup.
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Re: Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:10 pm

now i had a job when run incremental backup on that it will be take (Duration0:02:57 )
but when run quick backup that job it will be take (Duration0:03:05 )

now realy confused could not understand important difference between incremental and quick backup

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Re: Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:24 pm

Hi,

Incremental run is scheduled by the backup job settings you've made.
Quick Bakcup initiates creation of additional incremental run for a particular VM or an existing job, in case when you need more restore points than it's set by the Retention policy. Thanks!
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Re: Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:11 pm

so thanks

understand difference between them but how retention policy do for example i create forever forware incremental backup and retention policy = 5 now i have 5 restore point when run quick backup will replace new restore point with latest restore point ?

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Re: Difference between quick backup and incremental backup

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:16 pm

No, quick backup restore points are not counted within regular retention. You can read about how they are treated here.
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