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tuni 01-09-2017 08:33 PM

smart vs full backup
I see in a previous discussion recommendations to perform a complete backup occasionally. I have used SD for years, and only do a "smart backup". My understanding was/is that if I backup up regularly (monthly) with a Smart Backup, that will back up any changes while retaining all the original data.

If a disaster should strike, won't my method work to restore everything from my backup drive?


dnanian 01-09-2017 09:07 PM

Yes. But, in general, when you have a major OS update, it's a good time to do an erase-then-copy (assuming you have other backups), since lots and lots of stuff will have changed at that point, and it'll clean up the drive and make sure everything's readable.

tuni 01-15-2017 08:02 PM

ok - thx - have not done that.

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