I'm working with a number of different servers that are severely lacking in backups.
I want to implement a back up plan using simple mode with full backups weekly followed by a series of differential backups throughout the week.
Is it a viable plan to perform the full and differential backups by overwriting the same file? Again I am trying to limit the amount of storage used and from my understanding if I'm taking a differential backup on some interval the data is cumulative therefore only the most recent .dif file in conjunction with the full .bak file will be necessary. Therefore each time a differential backup is performed it would overwrite the previous. Is this safe or am I misunderstanding something crucial?