CISSP Question of the Day – 7-13-2016

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Today’s CISSP question topic: Data Backups

Which of the following is true of Differential and Incremental backup strategies? (Choose 2)

  1. Differential backups clear the archive bit, Incremental backups do not.
  2. Incremental backups clear the archive bit, Differential backups do not.
  3. Differential backup cycles begin with a Full backup, Incrementals do not.
  4. Incremental backup cycles begin with a Full backup, Differentials do not.
  5. Both Incremental and Differential backup strategies begin with a Full backup.
  6. Incremental and Differential backup strategies do not require a Full backup.



Check Your Answer


  1. Incremental backups clear the archive bit, Differential backups do not.
  2. Both Incremental and Differential backup strategies begin with a Full backup.

Supporting Links:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differential_backup
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incremental_backup


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