Thank all of you so much indeed.
ispalten@Why full, because of EASE OF RESTORE... ONE file and I'm done. Iterations are kept on the backup drive, 5 of each drive, so I can go back a month if need be. Also I randomly move/copy some to an external drive.@
I have really have two partitions, the first one, which is c:, is for my OS. The other one, which is D:, is for my personal data.
I think that restoringoring an image created by Macriudifferentfrent than others programs, why? Because if you created a full image, and then created a differential image appended to it, you will only need to choose one the last one differential image if you need to restore your OS or data partition to what was until creating the last differential image. However, if you only neerestoresotre your OS or data partition to what it was until creating full image, you will need to choose the full image.
In other words, you only choose one image at a time.
I have done this, but I don't know whether I am right or not.
I've already created a full separated image of each of the OS partition and data partition. After, I have also created a differential after I have made some changes on both partitiopartitionsS partions, I have installed some new programs. On the data partition, I have edited and added a new files.
In other words,
FuOS image of os
Full image of data partition
DifferenOSal image of os
Differential image of data partition
So, I think that I only need to daily create one Differential image and one full image a week or a month.
Alo, I only need to keep last one Differential image and a weekly one full image.
I,myself, really have found that tdifference striking diffrence in the time of creating full image and the time of creating Differential restoreHowever, the resotre of both full and Differential is nearly similar, because if you choose the Differential to restore, then full will also be restored along with the changes imaged in Differential.
As a result, I think that it would have been better, if the Macrium had taken over these points:
How many full images should be kept?
How many Differentials should be kept?
Fixed a specific day to force differential to be full, then, when made, the last full image should be deleted if you chose 'only keep one full image'
So, automatically, the user's destination will keep only with a full image, for instance, a week, a month as it is set and last one Differential daily.
The benefit of this is that the user will not be confused by the many imags as long as he only needs a full image and a last one differential.