AX64/Realcopy - Image Backup - General Discussion

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by wajamus, Nov 25, 2013.

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  1. wajamus

    wajamus Registered Member

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    Hi Norman,

    I understand, we're working hard to get something out soon.
     
  2. Selukwe

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    We are all very keen to test even an updated beta - any hint of a particular release date: before Xmas, before New Year...? :)
     
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  3. Chamlin

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    Waj, I really need the "restore to dissimilar hardware" feature (XP to Win 7) as a matter of urgency.

    AND, I'd rather you guys take care of yourselves and remember to get some rest instead of trying to program 24/7. The programming will be better if you have some balance in your lives. And I've heard that sleep is pretty important too! :)

    So I wait patiently, trying to tell my dying hard drive, "It's okay, little fella, you can make it one more month."
     
  4. Peter2150

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    HI CHamlin

    Have you ever used this kind of feature. If you need it because of a dying hard drive then waiting is a bad idea.

    Pete
     
  5. Chamlin

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    Hi Pete, Nooooooo... haven't done it and honestly, I'm kind of concerned about it.

    First, I'm adopting AX64 and have it installed.

    Want to hold out for RealCopy but also have had to look at Marcrium Reflect Pro, and Acronis TI 2014 Premium (which I can get for a $29 upgrade). Have resisted ATI because of bloat and bug concerns, and not sure if Macrium's interface will be "easy enough" for me (plus that's more expensive and right now, there's really no $ to spend).

    What I know is that I need to clone my XP system drive to a spare hard drive in a new Win 7 PC, so that I can use some legacy programs that don't work well in XP Mode (e.g., PageMaker 6.52).

    What I don't yet understand is would the XP drive once restored to the Win 7 system be bootable in the new PC right off the bat? Or will I have to do things like set up a bunch of drivers, etc. to get it to boot up? How problematic is that process?

    And also, I do online backups. But want to do real time ongoing file backups of my data to an external drive. So I'm going to want something (RealCopy, ATI, Macrium) that will do that to safeguard my general and audio recording data.


    Sorry you asked? :)
     
  6. Peter2150

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    Hi Chamlin

    I played around quite a bit with the Hardware Independent Restore in Shadowprotect when I was testing for them.

    What people don't realize is all it does is get the system to boot. Then yes you have driver issues, license issues. Frankly it would be more trouble then it's worth.

    I just bought two brand new desktops 3 months apart. I almost considered doing that with the 2nd one, and decided it just wasn't worth the effort. I rebuilt from scratch.

    I am not sure I'd worry about cloning. Basically what you and is all your data, and any executables and license so your can reinstall.

    Also if you have any software that you need to uninstall to free the license, I'd get it done before the drive dies. Will save you licensing issue head aches.

    Pete
     
  7. Chamlin

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    Thanks, Pete. I'll now move this line of questioning off of this thread to honor the AX/Realcopy purpose.
     
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    Names:

    Realcopy ISSO
    Realcopy WAJ

    :p

    More seriously , realcopy TM (Time Machine) and IP (Image Pro) were the best ones; because the only ones i can remember after reading 4 pages ^^
     
  9. bcw

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    I have used some other backup programs for many years, but periodically I look around to see what is newer that I should consider, and so far I am very impressed by AX64, except that I need the multiple partition backup capability.

    Will this only be available in RC, or will this be introduced into AX64? If I purchased AX64 now, but this extra capability is only available in RC, what options will there be an option to upgrade/migrate AX64 to RC (or is this aspect not decided yet)?
     
  10. wajamus

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    Sorry for disappearing for a while guys. Been uber busy here.

    Also thanks for the name suggestions (Realcopy: Isso, Realcopy Wajamus). :D


    There is a new version of Realcopy available with a fully redesigned UI. The guts of the app haven't changed, but it is an indication of the design direction we are going for the future apps (including AX64). We spent a lot of time on it, so please check it out and let us know what you think.

    You can get it at www.realcopy.com/download

    This is not the unified product by the way. It is still just Realcopy with a new UI. That is coming a long though.


    Hope everyone had a happy new years :)

    Cheers,

    Waj
     
  11. normanbg

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    And we can expect an XP-compatible version in about ...?

    Norman
     
  12. Stigg

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    The Difference Between Realcopy and AX64 Time Machine

    I am sure it has been asked before, but what is the difference between Realcopy and AX64 Time Machine? *puppy*
     
  13. Peter2150

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    HI Waj

    Downloaded and installed the new version. Yes I can see a lot of work was done, but for all the work, candidly it is not an improvement.

    AX64 is a very simple intuitive interface. By contrast even the new Realcopy is counter intuitive and confusing.

    Let me put it this way. I could talk any one through the backup and restore process of AX64 without even looking at my computer. But if someone asked me to talk them thru Realcopy, I couldn't and would recommend they uninstall it.

    I hate to be a negative nelly, on this, but frankly I think if people trial this, they wouldn't buy. You need to look at it from the users point of view.

    Pete
     
  14. wajamus

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    Re: The Difference Between Realcopy and AX64 Time Machine

    Hi Stigg,

    Well, eventually the main difference is that Realcopy will have a lot of advanced and extra features that are not necessarily useful for the average user. Those features include things like: partitioning tool, virtual boot backup, clone disk, reporting, scheduling and so on. It is targeted towards more advanced users and its feature set is more on par with imaging programs like Storage Craft, Macrium Reflect and True Image.

    AX64 is designed to be super simple. Just like Pete said - You can tell someone how to use it with your eyes closed. There are minimal extra features and it does one thing very well - backup and restore.

    Cheers,

    Waj
     
  15. Brian K

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    Waj,

    In the future, will AX64 be a separate application for purchase or will there just be a combined application?
     
  16. Chamlin

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    Brian, Waj said that there will be two separate applications:
    • AX64 (with a new name)
    • RealCopy (as described in the above post by Waj)
    Originally there was just going to be a merged RealCopyAX64 application, but many in the forum requested keeping AX64 as a stand-alone application, and a testament to their responsiveness to the user base, Waj and Isso decided to retain the two applications.
     
  17. Brian K

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    Chamlin,

    Thanks for that. Either I missed the posts or my memory is failing.
     
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    Hi Pete,

    Are you using RealCopy co-currently with AX64? I am wondering if they co-exist with each other?

    Best regards,

    Mohamed
     
  19. Stigg

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    Re: The Difference Between Realcopy and AX64 Time Machine

    Hi wajamus.
    Wow! That's what I want. I'm using the wrong program in AX64 Time Machine. Is Realcopy ready to go for Windows 8.1? *puppy*
     
  20. Peter2150

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    No I took AX64 off to test, and then took realcopy off and replaced it with AX64. Realcopy unfortunately isn't ready for prime time. No fast restore yet.

    Pete
     
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    Re: The Difference Between Realcopy and AX64 Time Machine

    Hi Waj, A while back it was suggested that the new AX64 would make its appearance in January I believe. Is that target date still a go?
     
  22. andylau

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    The new GUI is better than before.

    But I want real improvement!:D
     
  23. bcw

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    Hi all.
    I haven't seen any answer to my question earlier, including from reading back through a couple of threads, so I thought I would follow up.

    Will AX64 be extended to provide support for multiple partitions, or will this only be offered in realcopy? If it is to be added to AX64, when is this planned?

    If I purchased AX64 now but this extra capability is only to be available in RC, what options will there be to upgrade/migrate AX64 to RC (or is this aspect not decided yet)?
     
  24. bgoodman4

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    I am afraid these points have not been decided as of yet though there has been talk of a discount for AX64 license holders who later purchase RealCopy (and vice versa). At one time multi-partition support was going to be added to AX64 but this is now in limbo given that it will be available in RC and AX64 is to be a simpler program with fewer options.
     
  25. Stigg

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    Re: The Difference Between Realcopy and AX64 Time Machine

    I would like to know when this thing is ready to fly.
     
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