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Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 2.3 - Advanced Installation Guide

Smart Backup

Smart Backup is an option available in the Backup Properties section of the Backup Wizard.

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The smart backup functionality in Hyper Backup will help you to save space on storage. It uses the MD5 algorithm to scan backup files and excludes duplicates.  The MD5 message-digest algorithm is a widely used hash function producing a 128-bit hash value. Although MD5 was initially designed to be used as a cryptographic hash function, it can be used as a checksum to verify data integrity. If checksum for files is the same, Essentials tool will save only one file instead of storing two equal files.


Below is an example of a backup project completed with and without the smart backup functionality selected.

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