Copy Backup

Copy Backup is a backup type in which all the selected files and folders are backed up, but the archive attribute is not marked for each file and folder.

What is Copy Backup?

A backup type in which all the selected files and folders are backed up, but the archive attribute is not marked for each file and folder. Copies do not interrupt the normal backup schedule because they do not change the state of the archive bit on files being backed up. Copy backups are typically used to produce additional copies of backup tapes. Copy backups might be used for:

  • Archiving information in a different location
  • Generating tapes of month-end financials, which can then be given to the accounting department
  • Providing branch offices with copies of information on file servers