Trying to understand the new backup approach
Thanks for the clarification. I was going to transition to the new method since even though it may be awhile, I have about 22TB of data to backup. That's about 6 months of backup time. And since it's only going to grow, there is no time like the present. Your other assumptions are correct, so I'll get some performance improvement but not necessarily much.
As a second question that I should have asked. Is there an issue with a never ending set of incremental backups against a primary full or does it not really matter? Or to ask the question another way, is there a rule of thumb for how often a full backup MUST be run. The vast majority of my files don't change. I've split the backups into a couple of jobs. The more often changing ones (and hence the ones where I could run a full backup more often) are also the smallest. So my thinking was that the more often changing ones would have a new full every year while the less changing one would maybe never have another full (or maybe ever two or three years). Thoughts?