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Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by brianalf, Jan 15, 2005.

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  1. brianalf

    brianalf Registered Member

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    I just purchased True Image 8 from the Acronis web site & I am totally confused. I have 2 post graduate degrees and have 20 years experience with personal computers but the experience with purchasing and getting this product has been humbling.

    I decided to buy this product because of a good review in PCWorld magazine. My confusion starts with the different versions of the product. Are there 4 versions or 5, or more? Is there True Image 8 (no further titling) for Windows, and 4 other versions i.e.
    - Corporate Work Station
    - Enterprise Server for Windows
    - Server for Windows
    - Server for Linux

    I have multiple PCs on a home network that has a cable modem going to a router connecting to the multiple PCs but no server PC. If there is a plain True Image 8 for Windows is that what I want? Does this only give me the right to install on one PC? Should I get the True Image 8 Server for Windows? Does that allow me to install on multiple PCs? Or does that install on one PC but allow me to run backups and installations of the other PCs on the network?

    After paying for the program which I thought was simply True Image 8 for Windows, the only place I seemed to be directed towards was to an update site for which there were multiple versions listed. I downloaded a file named trueimage8(1).0_s_en which was 22.8MB. The "s" in the file extension strikes me as indicating "server" but that is only a guess. What is unclear to me is whether that is an update like Microsoft updates -i.e. a patch, or it is a complete updated program and THAT is what I am to install.

    If I am to install that file, is there some code to register or unlock it?

    Perhaps I should have gone to one of the other sites that sell the program more cheaply but I thought I should pay a little more to the people who developed the program and make sure I get the best service. God help me if altruism is a waste of time and money.
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello brianalf,

    Thank you for purchasing Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

    There are five versions of Acronis True Image 8.0 now:

    Acronis True Image 8.0 (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/)
    Acronis True Image 8.0 Server for Windows (http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATISWin/)
    Acronis True Image 8.0 Server for Linux (http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATISLin/)
    Acronis True Image 8.0 Corporate Workstation (http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATICW/)
    Acronis True Image 8.0 Enterprise Server (http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATIESWin/)

    Acronis True Image 8.0 is a basic version of Acronis True Image. It allows you to create/restore images, to mount images as logical drives. You can create images of your local disks/partitions and place them on local hard disk drives, on the network, on CD/DVD discs. It can be installed only on Windows workstations (Windows 98/ME/2000/XP). It cannot be installed on Windows 2000 Server and on Windows 2003 Server.

    Acronis True Image 8.0 Server for Windows is a version of Acronis True Image 8.0 for server versions of Windows operating system. It also have additional capabilities: saving images on tape drives, creating backups of Windows dynamic disks.

    Acronis True Image 8.0 Server for Linux is a version of Acronis True Image 8.0 for Linux based operating systems.

    Acronis True Image 8.0 Corporate Workstation has additional capabilities as compared with Acronis True Image 8.0. It has Acronis True Image Management Console that allows you to perform remote operations.

    Acronis True Image 8.0 Enterprise Server also has Acronis True Image Management Console. This is only distinction from Acronis True Image 8.0 Server for Windows.

    We recommend you to use Acronis True Image 8.0 or Acronis True Image 8.0 Corporate Workstation. You need to purchase a single license for every computer you want to back up. In other words, you should have a license for every copy of Acronis True Image 8.0 (Corporate Workstation) and for every copy of Acronis True Image Agent (this component is included into Acronis True Image 8.0 Corporate Workstation and Acronis True Image 8.0 Enterprise Server) installed on your computers.

    Thank you.

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    Andrew Berezovsky
     
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