A restore/recovery/backup program for newbies???

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by CJsDad, Mar 31, 2006.

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  1. CJsDad

    CJsDad Registered Member

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    I'm interested in finding a program that's user friendly for newbies such as myself, any ideas, can someone help?
    I dont mean the Windows XP system restore, I'm past that, but a good program thats not too complicated.
    I saw there was a poll started on recovery programs but thats not much help since I don't know which can be used for beginners/newbies/ and which is more suited towards the advanced people.
     
  2. thebigdintx

    thebigdintx Registered Member

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    I use and would recommend Acronis True Image 9. With it, you can create a backup image of your entire hard disk (windows operating system, all programs, and data), and store the image on removable media (cd's, dvd's, ....neither of which I recommend using, or an external hard drive which is what I use and recommend). My 40GB hard drive with 7GB of data on it backs up in about 3 minutes, and I can restore the image of my disk in about 6 minutes. There is a free trial, so give it a try!
     
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    For me there is just one program, making no problems: Norton Ghost 10!
    I'm no fan of Symantec Software but this works great.
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  4. Franklin

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    Imgaging software is the way to go_Only ever used NG 2003 here as backup so can't really compare.

    People are raving about "Rollback RX" but I won't try it as it conflicts with other backup systems.
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    Another good alternative is :
    BootIt Next Generation
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/

    Read the features well, because it does more than image backup only and is pretty cheap compared with others.
     
  6. CJsDad

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    Money is definitely not the problem when it comes to buying software, its just that I want it to be user friendly and at the same time be a quality program but something that a person with little experience in backing up software can use without running into major complications.

    I will take a look at the ones already posted, are there any more to consider which may be something that I am looking for?
     
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    Also consider using Drive Snapshot. Not freeware, but very efficient, especially with the differential mode.
     
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