Backup Format Comparison

The new and the current backup formats have specific limitations and specific features.

The table below helps you to select the backup format you need.

Feature Current Backup Format New Backup Format
Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) policy not supported ✔️
Immutability not supported coming soon
Synthetic full backup Only supported for image-based backups and Amazon S3 and Wasabi storages Supported for all backup types and for most storage providers
Restore Verification (BETA) ✔️ ✔️
Hybrid backup ✔️ coming soon
Client-side deduplication not supported ✔️
Mandatory consistency check not supported ✔️
Full consistency checks not supported ✔️
Changed Block Tracking for VMware ✔️ ✔️
Changed Block Tracking for image-based backups not supported ✔️
Hyper-V backup ✔️ coming soon
Microsoft Exchange backup ✔️ not supported
Microsoft SQL Server backup ✔️ not supported