Difference between /DIFFERENTIAL and /INCREMENTAL.
Hi all, I don't understand the difference between the options /DIFFERENTIAL and /INCREMENTAL. I tried out both and can't see any differences.
Can anyone explain me the difference, because the handbook says only that /DIFFERENTIAL parameter instructs FTPSync to transfer "all files changed" since last full or incremental transfer. The /INCREMENTAL parameter instructs FTPSync to transfer only files changed since last transfer. May be an example would help me. Thank you!
Terminology used is the same as with most backup software:
In general, you should use /INCREMENTAL (the default) for most cases (e.g. web site updates, etc.).
The only case when /DIFFERENTIAL is needed is when you use FTPSync to make backups, and want to be able to restore those backups to a certain point in time, not just latest.
I’ll plan for a blog post on this topic.