I have tested this on both a NAS drive and physical HDD in the server.
one difference i noticed is on the Physical HDD it creates symlinks
On the NAS drive it does not create a symlink
But both NAS and Physical end up with the same results described below.
after the first Full File Backup has ran and the next few days as it continues to do incremental backups the file size does not go down
I have a software folder that is 20gb large
each backup that occurs is 20gb large and no changes have occurred on the source
why are the incremental backups still the same size as the original backup
The folder names are a date YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS. You can just sort that alphabetically and you get them in ascending or descending order. There should be no difference between fulls and incrementals, they behave the same once on disk. If hardlinks are not working it even creates copies for each backup…