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  1. llllllllllll

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    In my networking classes for DeVry today I was learning about the different types of back up strategies, full, full + incremental, and full + differential. I was wondering if any NSA's could tell me which is more widely used..and why. It seems to me that full + differential is the best..is it?

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    Full + Differential would be the way to go if it was a business. Due to the fact that they use less disk space and back up data and system files that are edited and take less time to complete. Not too sure on what is vastly used, but that would be my guess. My mom's company uses this I believe.
    The main difference to pick the Differential over the others is that you do not have to load the full back up first. However, with the Incremental, you have to load the full backup along with the different backup points.
    I'm pretty sure you are aware of this, but just adding for the sake of explaining.
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    Cheese Danish is correct. Full + Differential. Mostly for time and space considerations. We can only do a full on a weekend and not every weekend at that. In addition the tapes are removed from the building and stored off site every day. I work for an investment bank, and that's how we do it.
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    Sorry has nothing to do with your question.

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    I work as network support in a school with 800 computers. We use full + daily differential.
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    Thanks everyone for the answers..I pretty much suspected that Full + Differental was the way to go, but I have nobody to ask these sorta questions to @ DeVry. My classes are online, and I don't get good communications from anyone.
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    Online classes, sounds pretty cool. Via webcam?
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    I do online classes with DeVry university. There is no webcam involved. They just give you homework assignments that you have to finish by the end of the week every week. There are some live lectures depending on the courses and a mic is optional. Other than that, you just read from the book (or ebook) and read the lecture section.

    (Also doing Network Systems Administration)
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    Heh, that would be funny if we have had classes together. Im in Comp 129 now..
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