Mirror Backup Method
A mirror backup is identical to a full backup, with some exceptions.
A mirror backup is a straight copy of the selected folders and files at
a given instant in time. Mirror backup is the fastest backup method
because it copies files and folders to the destination without any
compression.While the other backup types collect all the files and
folders being backed up each time into a single compressed "container
file", a mirror backup keeps all the individual files separate in the
destination. That is, the destination becomes a "mirror" of the source.
However, the increased speed has its drawbacks: it needs larger storage
space and it cannot be password protected.It has the benefit that
the backup files can also be readily accessed using tools like Windows
See an easy backup software for mirror backup.
Advantages:the fastest backup method.
Disadvantages:it needs more storage space than any other backup type,
password protection is not possible, cannot track different versions of files.
See also: Backup Methods