What backup methods are available?
Full and incremental backup methods are available through the following backup schemes.
Back up now (immediate start) or Back up later (postponed start). You can select either the full or incremental backup method. On the first task run a full backup is created. If you run the backup task again, the selected backup method will be applied. This way, you will obtain either a new full backup, or an incremental one. Since full backups take more storage space, Acronis recommends that you choose incremental backup if you want to run backups manually.
Simple (start on schedule). The first backup is full, the later backups are incremental. With this backup scheme, you can set up a retention rule to automatically delete old backups.
An additional backup scheme that is available only for online storage is Initial seeding. This is the Back up now scheme using local destination and full backup method. To use this scheme, you need a license for the Initial Seeding service.