An incremental backup is a backup type where only the changes that have occurred since the last backup are backed up.
An incremental backup is different from a differential backup in the sense that the last backup can be of any type i.e. full, differential or even incremental.
Incremental backups offer faster backup creation and more efficient storage space utilization than either full backups or differential backups.
Some advantages of incremental backups:
Some disadvantages of incremental backups include: