Drive Backup

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by FluxGFX, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. FluxGFX

    FluxGFX Registered Member

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    What software util I can use to make a complete backup of my system and if something happens just pop the disks in and lunch a restore from the boot of the CD ?
     
  2. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    The three most known:

    Norton Ghost from Symantec.
    Drive Image from PowerQuest.
    TrueImage from Acronis (for that one is for example here a thread:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=9111 ).
     
  3. FluxGFX

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    FanJ,

    Personally in your humble opinion what would you suggest has in the right one ?
     
  4. FanJ

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    Hi FluxGFX,

    All three of them have their supporters.
    It's a bit like with cars ;)
    But I think, and that is indeed only my personal humble opinion, that Acronis TrueImage is really the most user-friendly of them.
    At the other hand to be fair: it doesn't give you at the moment the option to run it from a command-line nor to schedule it to run for example every night at a certain time.
    Neither does it have at the moment a build-in image-checker to verify your backup-image (but it does have a free stand-alone tool for that).
    If those things doesn't bother you, I myself would say: go for TrueImage, just for being so user-friendly, in particular when you're a first time user of such a program.

    I hope this helps a little bit.

    Cheers, Jan.
     
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    Not a first time user at this, but I was wondering what would be the best choice for backup of drive/restoration from the backup...
     
  6. FanJ

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    Sorry, a little bit late reply....

    I'm not so sure whether there is "the best"....
    It depends on so many things.
    What works fine for one person on a certain system, might maybe not work so good for another person and/or another system.
    There are so many "factors" involved, for example:
    "skills" of the user, OS, installed hardware, installed software, etc. etc.
    Well, that all can't hardly be a secret ;), it goes for so many programs...

    What can I advise?
    If there is a trial version, try it and see whether it works for you and whether you're happy with it.

    My own, strictly personal opinion:
    1- I like Acronis TrueImage the most.
    2- In my humble opinion it is by far the most user-friendly.

    But -of course !!!- others might have a different opinion.
     
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