Backup and Restore 12 Compact Edition

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by Victek, Sep 11, 2013.

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  1. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    Backup and Restore 12 Compact Edition has been available today on the Giveaway of the Day site. Can someone here say whether backups made with previous versions are compatible with B&R 12 CE? In other words can those backups be restored using this new version? TIA
     
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    Yes, as far as I know.
     
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    I agree that the probability is very, very high they will restore. Most imaging programs are backward compatible for at least a version or two, maybe more and I don't recall seeing posts about "can't read old version" issues on the Paragon forum. In the time I've used Paragon I don't recall a new format mention.

    A reasonable test without actually doing a restore is to do a Verify on one of the old archives. If there is a format difference the archive will be unreadable. You can also try extracting files from the old archive.

    Having said all that, the safest way is to keep the restore CD for each version. A CD takes very little space to store and is the Paragon program you need to restore an image.
     
  4. Victek

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    Thanks for the reply. What I've tried so far is to load an older backup using the "restore" feature of B&R 12 CE - I was able to view the backed up folders and files, and so I feel confident that I could restore them if necessary. I was hoping though that someone from Paragon would state definitively whether or not the new version supports the older backups. In fact it should be stated in the program's feature list IMHO. This isn't something users should be uncertain about.
     
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