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I've been using a 30 day incremental plus single full backup for several years using V5 and it works fine for me. I now want to add offline rotating backup as I'm getting paranoid about ransomware seeking out connected media to encrypt. An offline drive would provide a full backup no more than 30 days old in a worst case scenario. While I'm making the changes I may also introduce a Synthetic Full Backup plan. It seems to have no downsides so why not? The 2 USB external drives have been allocated as J: and L: on my system and I have set J: as my alternative destination. All seems well so far and after a trial drive swap Reflect is doing an initial full backup to the alt drive location as I type this.
1) I'm new to backup media swapping plans. Does my plan make sense? Anything I've overlooked?
2) I intend to manually swap drives at approximately 30 day intervals. After a swap Reflect is obviously going to 'see' an older backup set. Actually, the drive swap could happen at any time...as/when I remember to do it. My understanding is that Reflect will simply add an increment as required to make the set current on the newly swapped in media....is that right?