Changes between versions?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by yesyes, Apr 18, 2006.

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  1. yesyes

    yesyes Registered Member

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    I really need to see if the changes between 3567 and the previous version is worth the update on a dozen servers that we don't like to reboot.

    Is there such a thing from Acronis?

    Thx.
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello yesyes,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Could you please clarify what exact version and build number of Acronis True Image you have?

    You can find this information in the Main Menu-> Help-> About.

    Thank you.
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  3. Howard Kaikow

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    Itis onerous to require that we install a product just to see the changes.

    A list of changes, needs to be separately downloable.
     
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  4. yesyes

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    It is the previous version like I said, 3534.

    Can you ask to PLEASE post a change log like every other vendor??

    Thanks.


     
  5. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    The previous version of TI 9 was 2337.
     
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    He's talking about True Image 9.1 Corporate products.
     
  7. tachyon42

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    It's getting a little confusing now that all the TrueImage products share the same source code base and the same build numbers.
    Everyone needs to specify which TrueImage product to which they are refering.
    Alternatively, perhaps Acronis can change the build number so that it's something like:
    Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server for Windows 3567 - build 3567E
    Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation 3567 - build 3567W
    Acronis True Image 9.0 Home 3567 - build 3567H
     
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  9. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    Also, this forum could be changed to not allow postings without specifying the product and build number. Hardcoded selections would be best to reduce typing errors.
     
  10. Howard Kaikow

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    Yes, but Nero is not exactly the poster boy for listing changes, indeed, Ahead software fails miserably in this area.
     
  11. Acronis Support

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    Hello everyone,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    I've forwarded your suggestions to the respective person. We will probably implement more detailed change log in the future. Your collaboration on this matter is very much appreciated.

    Please note that you can also post your suggestions in Acronis True Image WISH-LIST thread.

    Thank you.
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  12. tachyon42

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    It's 1000% better than Acronis.
    I just didn't want to suggest something too hard for Acronis to do better than they do currently!
    Can you give a link to a webpage that you don't feel "fails miserably"?
     
  13. b_k

    b_k Registered Member

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    https://www.acronis.com/enterprise/my/updates/

    Registered product, Full history of changes.

    I could understand if you say that information is not detailed enough. But saying there is no information about changes between versions is just wrong.
     
  14. Howard Kaikow

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    In recent years, there has been a deterioration of support and documentatio from most every software vendor.

    Not to mention that few, if any, companies ever have listed ALL changes between versions of any software product.

    of course, if you foolow this forum, you should note that I am a solid curmudgeon, doubt that any documentation would satisfy me.

    But I am rather distressed when I see a product release it's user's guide several daze AFTER the software and, worse yet, still not include an index.

    In any case, it's Acronois' responsibility to figure out how to do things. I'm not gonna do their work for them.
     
  15. Howard Kaikow

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    A problem with that link is that one has to log-in to see it.
    A user considering the purchase of a product needs to see lists of changes to decide whether to update from earlier versions and/or to see what kinds of changes get described.
     
  16. seekforever

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    I heartily endorse this idea! Now that the 9.1 products have been released along with Home 3567 it is much more difficult to know what product is being discussed.
     
  17. tachyon42

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    As does a user of the current version deciding whether to download the latest build.

    Registered users can see a so called "Full history of changes" which only mentions the current build and two prior builds:

    2006-04-10 Build #3567:
    GUI fixes
    Better hardware support
    64x support added

    2006-01-05 Build #2337:
    Better hardware support
    GUI fixes
    Snap Restore fixes
    Documentation fixes
    Acronis Secure Zone fixes

    2005-12-05 Build #2323:
    Acronis Secure Zone fixes
    GUI fixes
    Snap Restore fixes
    Help system fixes
    File-level backup fixes

    What does this information really tell us?
    - there have been a few unidentified bug fixes
    - documentation has had some corrections
    - hardware support has changed in someway
    - 64x support added

    Only the last of these tells us anything really useful, even then I suspect there are a lot of ordinary users who have no idea what 64x means.
    The rest of us know it means TrueImage now runs 64 times faster :D
    Or is it support for 64x CD-ROMs ? ;)

    Nothing in the change history above tells us that build 3567 has had a major rewrite and consequently users need to take a little more care than usual with testing before going live with it!

    I'd like to see stuff a little more detailed, like:
    - the Home version has had a major rewrite to improve reliability and support
    - a tib image file can now be mounted for write/delete
    - documention for Snap Restore now explains warning message
    - wireless mouse bug fix (microsoft only) (Rescue CD only)
    - corrupted tib file during image creation fixed (ASUS A7V133 motherboard)
    - tib image file can now be created directly on DVD

    Obviously, some of the above are fictitious at this time.
    However, seeing similar detail would enable the user to decide whether the build is of sufficient interest to spend the time testing and going live with this build.
    Just saying "Better hardware support" means lots of unnecessary questions and testing by forum users. Why should I have to test to see if a bug reported 6 builds ago has had any work done on it? Certainly, if a "Full history of changes" lists that the issue is fixed then, if that concerns me, I'd want to test it. Otherwise I've got better things to do other than repeating the testing on each build released.
     
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