OK. I thought it was a full rewrite of the ful backup with the oldest incremental being collapsed into it.
It just takes a long time. I am making the backup copy, then I am also Robocopying the backup to an external drive. So that is doing a full write then correct? Or, should I just do some sort of other backup, of my backup files to my external drive? I am using a decent HDD for backups. It just seems to take longer than it should. I am actually more worried about a HDD failing before a SSD.
Before Macrium, I used StorageCraft. There was an option to select when incrementals were collapsed (daily, weekly, or pick days) as opposed to Macrium's collapse when the number of incrementals are met. For example, I could run an incremental every hour during working hours, then every 4 hours, but then only collapse once a week. In fact, Storagecraft had options to collapse intra-daily intrementals into daily incrementals, and then previous collapsed daily incrementals into weekly incrementals and so on for monthly. I still prefer Macrium because the GUI is far better, its far more versatile for non-server use. I just wish there was a way to keep making Full Synthetic incrementals, but not collapse everytime one is made.
Perhaps I should be looking at non-synthetic? I am just used to Storagecrafts version of Full-Synthetic. Incremental as often as you want, collapse whenever you want.