Automatic Backup vs Daily Backup Archive

Doing some Database maintenance incl. backups…

I noticed the system database backup for which the Menu contains only the Restore Backup entry (because the backup part is automatic I guess) plus the script Daily Backup Archive with creates these neat ZIP files.

My question: What’s the difference between the two and which one should I prefer?

DEVONthink automatically backs up only important metadata & index files. Only File > Export > Database Archive… (or the above script) exports a complete backup including files.

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Cool. Then I’ll stick to the Archive script. Thanks.

Quick follow up about Indexed locations: Does their content get backed up with the archive script as well?

No. Indexed files are external so your normal backups should be taking care of that.

Fair enough. And good to know.