By Nicky twitter/ Last Updated July 13, 2021

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What is incremental backup?

According to Wiki, an incremental backup is a backup type that only copies data that has been changed or created since the previous backup activity was conducted. With the incremental backup method, you can reduce the need for bandwidth and save storage space and backup time.

Incremental Backup

Does OneDrive support incremental backup?

Nowadays, many users choose cloud storage services like OneDrive as a backup solution and backup their files to OneDrive for safekeeping and easy access. To help users automatically sync files to cloud, OneDrive offers a desktop app for Windows PC and Mac. Once installed and set, OneDrive your files will be synced to cloud automatically and continuously.

However, OneDrive desktop app does not support incremental backups currently. It will directly sync files to cloud when files are modified. Therefore, if you want to backup files to OneDrive with the incremental backup method, you can rely on a third-party tool that only can help you back up files to OneDrive, but also supports incremental backup.

How to set up OneDrive incremental backup?

Besides the official sync app, there are many third-party tools that can help you back up or sync files to OneDrive. If you are looking for such a tool that supports the incremental backup method, you are recommended to use CBackup.

CBackup is a professional cloud backup service that allows you to backup files to third-party cloud storage including OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Meanwhile, it offers scheduled backup features to help you set up OneDrive schedule backup in daily, weekly and monthly mode.

What’s more, CBackup uses the incremental backup method, which means that subsequent OneDrive data backups will only include data added/modified since the last backup. Therefore, using OneDrive for incremental backups can be achieved via CBackup with ease.

Set up OneDrive incremental backup with CBackup

As mentioned above, CBackup uses incremental backup method to help you save time and space, you can follow the step-by-step guide below to achieve incremental backup to OneDrive via CBackup:

Step 1. Download CBackup and install it to run. It is suitable for Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP.

Step 2. Create a CBackup account and sign in.

Sign In

Step 3. Click the My Storage tab and then choose + Add Cloud. Then, choose the cloud storage (here is OneDrive) that you want to add and backup files to.

Add Cloud

Step 4. Create an account and log in with it, then click New Task under the Backup Tasks tab to create a PC to cloud backup task.

Create Task

Step 5. Click the Add Source button to select the files you need to back up to the cloud. As long as you have enough backup space, you can even back up your entire computer.

Add Source

Step 6. Click Add destination and Single Cloud to choose OneDrive as your backup destination.

Add Destination Single Cloud

Step 7. Click the Settings button in the lower-left corner, and then select the time you need to automatically backup under Scheduled Backup, or you can choose to automatically back up PC files to the cloud daily/weekly/monthly.

Schedule Backup

Step 8. Then click Start Backup to start backup task.

Start Backup Files To Onedrive

Tip: Do incremental backup with CBackup Cloud

Although OneDrive is popular cloud storage around the world, it also has many disadvantages and many users meet errors when using it. For example, you may find OneDrive does not open or meet OneDrive error code 0x8004de40 when using it. So, if you want to protect your files, you can consider backing up your files to a safer and more stable cloud backup service like CBackup.

Actually, besides backing up files to third-party cloud storage like OneDrive, CBackup also supports backing up files to its own cloud server called CBackup Cloud. The cloud server is safer than OneDrive and the storage plans are more reasonable. And CBackup also uses incremental backup technology to save your storage space and time when backing up files to CBackup Cloud.

Step 1. Download and install the CBackup app to your computer.

Step 2. Create an account and log in with it, then click New Task under the Backup Tasks tab to create a PC to cloud backup task.

Create Task

Step 3. Click the Add Source button under the Source tab and select the files you need to back up to the cloud. Click Add destination to add CBackup cloud as the backup destination.

Add Source

Step 4. Click the Settings button in the lower-left corner, and then select the time you need to automatically backup under Scheduled Backup, or you can choose to automatically back up PC files to the cloud daily/weekly/monthly.

Schedule Backup

Step 5. Then click Start Backup to start automatic backup to the cloud.

Start Backup

Conclusion

According to the contents above, it is not hard to see that OneDrive incremental backup is helpful to save your backup time and space. Although you can’t set up OneDrive incremental backup with the OneDrive desktop app directly, you can rely on a third-party tool like CBackup to backup files to OneDrive with incremental backup method easily.

If you don’t want to backup files to OneDrive any more, you can turn to CBackup Cloud directly, it provides users with many useful services like cloud to cloud backup, cloud to cloud sync, and cloud storage combination, you can download it and try all the features.