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Dreamer, what Nick described will create a baseline that will never move in time and incrementals that will merge forward in time based on your scheduling and retention.
If you use the "Synthetic Full" feature, the baseline itself will move forward in time by merging with the next incremental in the chain. I use this feature to create a "safety umbrella" over my recent past activities. The umbrella can be made as wide as necessary in time depending on how long you need to be protected just by selecting the proper retention # for your incrementals. I use hourly incrementals from 0800-2200 each day and the retention is set to 30 incrementals (basically 2-days). This way I have this "crawling" incremental umbrella that protects me for 2-days... I call it TARANTULA MODE. I use this to protect me from RansomeWare, Virii, bad installs, MicroSloth questionable updates, etc.
Separate from that I run a fairly basic GFS scheme, primarily for data retention purposes rather than protection... although it can always be referenced, if necessary.