A scheduled backup is performed every half an hour provided any changes are made in Smart Backup.
Smart Backup does not support disk or partition backup.
Files/folders saved in network drive is not supported by Smart Backup.
When You Need Smart Backup
1. To back up database files that are frequently changed;
2. To back up shared files that are frequently updated;
3. Want to create multiple backup points for the recovery or rollback.
Before you move to what you are going to get with Smart Backup, you may need to have a knowledge of the differences among full, incremental and differential backup.
How Smart Backup Creates Images
The very first image of Smart Backup is always Full.
Thereafter, a new Full image is created every seven days: the first image on day 1 of the next period is Full.
The first image on days 2-6 is Differential.
Any second or later images on day 1 after the Full, or on days 2-6 after the Differential, is Incremental.
No backup images are created when your computer happens to be powered off or disconnected.
How Smart Backup Manages Images
To avoid insufficient disk space in your backup destination, Smart Backup automatically deletes images as follows:
1. All the Incrementals created yesterday will be deleted with the completion of today's first Differential image.
2. There should be 6 Differentials at most. The 1st Differential from day 2 will be deleted with the completion of the one after the next day 1 Full. For example: The Differential created on day 2 will be deleted with the completion of Differential on day 8 (day 2 of the next period).
3. There should be 2 Full images at most. Therefore you are limited to restore from the images in the past 15 days.
Smart Backup supports to back up the folders/files by right-clicking in Windows Explorer. Select Create Smart Backup for the selected file(s) in the Windows menu to start the smart backup.