doddsyuk wrote:This was why I switched to reverse incremental, that why you only ever have 7 points which will reduce your storage requirements. There are some disadvantages to this but I can't remember what they were.
For me, the speed of the backup job when running Reverse Incremental was significantly slower. 3 MB/s vs 60+ when doing forward. I would much rather have faster backups with the chance I need a restore that may run a little slower, compared to suffering the speed penalty every day.
I've restored VMs with 30 recovery point retention with Forward Forever and it seems to restore just as fast as I am backing up, although I don't have specific numbers. Still, I can restore a 100 GB VM in under 10 minutes. if you turn on restoring only changed blocks, it may be even faster.