Eaz-Fix vs Acronis True Image

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Doctor Jellybean, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. Doctor Jellybean

    Doctor Jellybean Registered Member

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    I've been a long time user of Acronis True Image and have always liked it. I think I only had a problem with it once, when it said that the image was corrupted and couldn't be restored.

    Eaz-Fix (8.0) came to my attention recently, and I must say I like what I see. It appears to be faster than Acronis, and it looks like it is doing a good job. There is a comparison with Ghost on Eaz-Fix website, and I can't seem to find a comparison with TI.

    I would like to hear from users who had used both and what their comments and recommendations are.
     
  2. WSFuser

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    EAZ-FIX is a rollback type program and is different from imaging programs like True Image and Ghost.
     
  3. farmerlee

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    I use both programs and while they are similar is some ways they work different from each other. Eaz-fix is an instant restore program, it allows you to quickly and easily take snapshots of your systems current state. If something goes wrong a simple reboot allows you to revert your system back to a previous state. However eaz-fix isn't bulletproof and may not always be able to restore your system. When eaz-fix doesn't work i have trueimage to fall back on. Its not as fast in creating or restoring an system image but when all else fails its a reliable way to get back up and running.
     
  4. Jo Ann

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    Dr. JB,

    While farmerlee's reply is ablsolutely correct, I would add the following when using Acronis True Image with EAZ-Fix (or Rollback Rx):

    1. Do NOT attempt to use the ATI 'Secure Zone' on any system running EF (or RB)! There is no need for that functionality and it conflicts with EF (or RB).

    2. When creating an image of your C-drive/partition with ATI from within Wiindows (the 'natural' way to create images), you will only capture your current EF snapshot. The others will be lost. You may also find that upon restoring that image you may have to repair the Master Boot Record and reinstall EF.

    3. If you have ATI v11, the very best way to create an image of your C-drive/partition is to bootup with the ATI Emergency Boot CD that you made (if you haven't made one, do so regardless of anything else said!) and then create the image by selecting ATI's 'Sector-By-Sector' option.

    4. If you have a prior version of ATI, I strongly advise you (as an EF user) to upgrade to ATI v11 as the older Home versions do not offer the SBS option. It is only with this option that you can completely backup C: with ALL of your EF snapshots. Do NOT use the ATI Boot CD to create an image of C: without using the SBS option!!!
     
  5. Doctor Jellybean

    Doctor Jellybean Registered Member

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    Thank you. I'll dig out my Acronis Boot CD and have a look.
     
  6. jonyjoe81

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    from what I've read at the eaz-fix website is that eaz-fix can also do image backups and restore those image backups on a different hard drive. (such as would be required from hard drive failure). The program will also create a recovery cd.

    I'm currently using the 15 day demo and haven't tested all it's features. But so far I like what I see. Right now I still use true image 9.0. This eaz-fix might be a good replacement for true image, if the image backups can be succesfully be restored to a new hard drive.

    Does anyone have any expirence using the full version in restoring to a new hard drive.
     
  7. Hairy Coo

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    As said before EF and ATI are different types of apps,one is an imager,the other an ISR and your best idea would be to run both.
    The full backup now incorporated into EF is a recent addition and much slower than TI.,both in backup and restore.
    If you dont mind this ,it may be sufficient for you.Try it out and see if the features are sufficient.
     
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