Suggest a backup philosophy?
I have been doing monthly full backups plus daily differential backups with Brand X software, which simply copies files (no compression or imaging, directly accessible to Windows). Each full backup contains dozens of GB of duplicated data from the previous month (photos, videos, etc, which don't change), so then I use a "find duplicate files" routine in my Windows Explorer replacement to delete all the duplicates between this month's and the previous month's full backups. Then the previous month only contains files which differ from the current month. This makes finding a version of a changed file a challenge, but backup storage space is minimal. I also use another program to do weekly bootable image backups of my system partitions.
Can someone suggest a way to get Acronis to do something like this, but better? I want to avoid the duplicate file proliferation between full backups, but I don't care whether the daily & monthly backups are plain files or only accessible through an Acronis interface (as long as that's reasonably quick).
Thanks for any help!