Genie Timeline Home 2012 - magic or mirrors

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by AaLF, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    As you can see by my Siggy, I'm searching for a disc imaging prog. to compliment my setup. And my #1 contender so far is Genie Timeline Home 2012

    So far it runs sweetly in the background, doing auto backups every 30mins without disturbing me whatsoever. (4Gb Ram & Win 7 x64). I like this concept as in the past the weak link has been me failing to do enough regular backups.

    The only thing of a negative nature I can point to is that it is rarely mentioned here in WS & in the last poll has only one user. I'd like to hear from anyone who has any knowledge or experience with Genie_Timeline_Home or else other products that do a similar job.

    N.B. Thanks, but I'm NOT going down the 'free' path for an imaging product.
     
  2. The Shadow

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    As far as I know, no Genie products do disk-imaging. Timeline as well as Backup Manager, which I've used, are file (data) backup apps and can not backup Windows!

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  3. AaLF

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    G'day Shadow, so data backup & imaging are different gizmos?

    • Is one superior to the other?
    • Or in what scenario will each benefit me?
     
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  5. The Shadow

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    Looks as if Disaster Recovery is a recent feature addition....
    I would imagine their DR relies on a file-based backup rather than sector-based (image) backup. In any case, I for one would not trust this product for DR purposes, for which I recommend using a 'true' disk-imaging product. Off the top, here are some of the more reputable ones (in alphabetic order):

    Acronis True Image
    Active@ Disk Image
    Drive Snapshot
    Macrium Reflect
    Norton Ghost
    Paragon Backup & Recovery
    StorageCraft ShadowProtect
    TeraByte Image For Windows
    Windows 7 (Built-In) Image Backup*

    *But imho it has serious limitations!

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    I would recommend these 3 in order of best imaging app imo:

    1. Terabyte Image for Windows
    2. Drive Snapshot
    3. Macrium

    Shadow Protect is just too expensive.
     
  7. AaLF

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    hmmm. OK. I'll sample Terabyte & Macrium. I've tried Snapshot. Its quick but a bit too simple & featureless for the price.
     
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    Ah I'm sure you'll find your desired product out of the two. They are the best for their price. :) Do post here to tell us which one you chose and why. ;)
     
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