SBackup incremental from previous increment or previous full backup?

Asked by lunomad on 2009-01-02

It seems to make sense for SBackup to do an incremental backup from the previous full backup, but the documentation that I have found is not explicit.

So, in the case of a series of incremental backups, is each increment based on the previous increment, or based on the most recent full backup?

That is, if I want to keep a full backup and the most recent increment, am I able to delete all the intermediate increment folders?

THanks!

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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lunomad (damon-metapaso) said : #2

found my own answer

lunomad (damon-metapaso) said : #3

When you manually go into the one of the .inc backup folders, there is a file called "base". In my case, each .inc backup lists the previous .inc backup in the "base". Leading me to believe that each .inc is based on the previous .inc.

Therefore, one cannot arbitrarily delete .inc backups to save space.