Has anyone completely figured out how the Synthetic Full works?

I tried it with the local and the offsite server both running the new version of 3.0. After the normal periodic Full backup finished, it ran for another 3 hours or so, creating a synthetic full.

What I am concerned about is the ability to be able to have a couple of weeks of incrementals, so that if I need to go back a few days and restore a file, it will be there. It looks like the synthetic function updates the last full to the current full and gets rid of all of the interim incrementals.

Am I missing something here?

Randy

Legacy Forum Name: Synthetic Full,
Legacy Posted By Username: rcspang