Understanding differential backups and bases

Hi everyone,

sorry I’m new to Comodo and I’m currently trying to understand the manual. Maybe I should mention that I’m not new to Backup’s in general … thus in theory I understand the difference between full, differential and incremental backups. I’m just not sure whether my terminology is outdated. I’m currently running Nero BackitUp manually according to the following plan, but I’m not fully satisfied with Nero and additionally I would like to automate things.

Here is what I would like to do:

  1. Every month (let’s say on the first of each month, or the first Sunday, whatever is easier to implement), I want to create a fresh full backup. From what I understand, I could get this by deleting/moving the Full Backup on the 1st and then run Step 2 or 3.
  2. Every Sunday, I want to have a differential backup, based on the latest full backup.
  3. Every day (except Sundays, of course) I want to run an incremental backup based on the last differential backup.

Now, from what I read in the manual (Comodo Help) I cannot use the differential backup as a base for incremental backups … but I could use incremental backups as base for differential. What confuses me here: Isn’t a differential backup based on the latest incremental backup just another incremental backup? Is there a fundamental misunderstanding here, am I missing something? I would appreciate any clarification on that matter.

Thanks in advance.

Sorry for the self reply, but as usual, I couldn’t stop searching for the answer myself. I guess when it comes to planning the backup, it’s more or less this: https://forums.comodo.com/empty-t76492.0.html.

This only leaves the understanding problem … I would be glad if someone could help clarify this.