Synthetic Full Backup

A synthetic full backup is a combination of a full and block-level backup types. As opposed to a full backup, a synthetic full backup does not imply uploading of a full version to the target storage with each backup plan run. Instead, it assembles a new revision directly in the target storage by combining already existing blocks from previous revisions with newly uploaded blocks. This enables you to upload fewer data to target storage and speed up upload processes.

With this option enabled, the first run of your backup plan will automatically force a full backup (synthetic backups will be executed during subsequent runs of this backup plan).

Synthetic full backup type is not supported for all storage providers. Currently, the synthetic full backup type is supported for:

  • Amazon S3
  • Wasabi

Refer to the Advanced Options chapter of the Image-based Backup section to learn how to nable the synthetic full backup in the backup wizard.

The synthetic full backup is supported for Image-Based Backup type only