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Hi Everyone. I am also interested in intraday incrementals. As a programmer, I'm interested in frequent (30 min?) incremental backups of a few folders containing about 100 MB. There are quite a few alternatives, some of which I've seen in these forums (fora?):
1) In a loop in VBscript, run Reflect from the command-line and then sleep.
2) In Task Scheduler, launching Reflect from the command-line (I like this one better, it can handle errors, retries and such).
3) Scheduling multiple daily backups. Messy. Too complex.
I just started using File History in Windows 10, which is OK, so intraday incrementals is a nice-to-have, I'm not dying here.
I did not appreciate the complexities you list above in this thread. It makes sense to limit the scope of an intraday incrementals feature. I'm not interested in hourly disk images, which is a lot tougher to do than a few folders. Some other companies do offer continuous or near-continuous backups of entire computers, probably for an arm and a leg, and it makes little sense for Macrium to try to compete with those companies.
I did not think of branches. That could be in version 2 of an intraday incrementals feature. If I wanted something like that, it might make better sense to have my own instance of git or svn.
OK, enough said.