Image Backup Software

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by C.S.J, Mar 23, 2008.

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  1. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    anyone have a list of the good ones with good compression?

    acronis no longer works on my laptop, so i need an alternative...

    asap.
     
  2. lodore

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    paragon or shadow protect desktop or norton ghost. maybe be symantec but its ment to be super reliable.
     
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    For home-usage Norton Ghost was the most reliable for me. At work we make linux images using dd.
     
  4. egghead

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    1.BootIt NG
    The world's most reliable software in the imageing department. Bing is a proggie that does imageing, partitioning, resizing etc. If it is only making/restoring an image you are after, take a look at Image for Windows or Dos.
    Compression is done by default. I have used Bing for a couple of years, never had 1 problem ! The price is a steal.

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/products.htm

    comparison of the 3: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/comparison-grid.htm

    2. Shadowprotect
    I'm using this proggie for a couple of months now. It also proves to be a very reliable program. It has 3 compression levels. If you are going to trial it use the full evalutation version (you have to fill in a request for this).
    http://www.storagecraft.com/products/ShadowProtectDesktop/

    Difference between the 2: SPEED. Shadowprotect is fast as lightning. Talking about making an image in 10 minutes/restoring 7 minutes. Making the same image with Bing takes about 50 minutes.
     
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  5. silver0066

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    Shadow Protect occupies 15 mb in Program Files. Norton Ghost 14 occupies 247 mb. Both are great programs and both have about the same speed, but it appears that Ghost has the typical Symantec bloat.
     
  6. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    ok, shadow protect seems to be the favourite,

    what about Genie Backup Manager 8.0?
     
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    I am having great success with Paragon Drive Backup 8.51 Personal.

    It has saved my computer after the recent Vista SP1 update debacle.

    I'm using Vista Home Premium.
     
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    Yes SP is oke,but genie is not ment to be an imaging app.,just backing up file and folders.,completely different tasks !
     
  9. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    they are giving me loads of problems, i might just stick with my RollbackRX, i just miss my weekly defragging as it DOES seem to speed up things.

    gutted acronis didnt work though, as that has been a past favourite of mine.
     
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    Who are '' they '' ? o_O
     
  11. Peter2150

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    Rollback and imaging are two different things.

    For true imaging Shadow Protect is tough to beat.
     
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    List of imaging apps is HITHER.

    For Lo! these many moons I have used Image for Window/DOS. Stable. Tiny. Well supported. Makes images from within Windows or externally (your choice). Restores images externally to Windows (as it should). News group & other support schtuff is THITHER.

    Roy G Biv loves it (who dat?) & so do I.
     
  13. Hairy Coo

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    CSJ,

    No question in my mind SP is the one to pick,but if you are having generalised problems,may be worthwhile sorting them out first.

    You can run both Rx and SP advantageously-ones an ISR,the other an imager

    True Image 11 may perform better than your current TI, as it has sector imaging and an upgrade would be cheap.

    Bellgamin.

    Mr. Roy B Giv

    You must have gone to my physics class-red orange yellow blue green indigo violet =white light :D
     
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    CSJ,
    Similar question has been discussed elsewhere in Wilders.
    If you try SP I believe that you need to completely remove all of ATI first. And that's a real pain. You can get the directions at the Acronis forum here at Wilders.
    SP is more expensive than the others but is easy to use and apparently reliable.
    If I remember correctly, SP, and maybe some other imaging programs, will collapse the stack of snapshots at some point. Which is why I'm not yet sure if I want to buy a system restore replacement program. You might want to check into that too.
    As others have stated to me, imaging is more important than snapshots.
    Good luck.
    Hugger
     
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    Hugger-Collapsing the incrementals say weekly,using Image Manager under SP is entirely optional and not necessary at all-convenient for some users thats all,
    Dont let this put you off a great experience:)
     
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    Hairy,
    I don't see the post at this moment, but I'm sure that I read it here.
    And it was a post stating something about the stack collapsing if the SP was used a certain way.
    If that's not the case, then I have a question, too.
    Is HDS's Rollback also made by Leapfrog?
    The same question goes for EAZ-FIX.
    If they're made by the same company and are identical, why spend more than is necessary.
    Thanks.
    Hugger
     
  18. Hairy Coo

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    Hugger,
    Image Manager is a separate app to SP and neednt even be installed.
    Its only necessary if continuous incrementals are chosen as a backup schedule and will then collapse these as required.
    You can also choose for example a weekly or monthly backup schedule,with one necessary in any case full backup and the rest incrementals and not need IM at all.
    Leapfrog developed the full version of the no longer available FDISR,the cutdown version of which called Rescue is sold by HDS,who also sell Rollback.
    Rollback is the same as Eaz Fix,so you are right,just buy which ever is the cheaper-but you will still need a full imager such as SP as a top priority.
     
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    OT quickie -- Roy G Biv is the more appropriate sequence for this mnemonic because it orders the colors in the order of decreasing wavelengths, with red being 650 nm and violet being about 400 nm.
     
  20. Peter2150

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    Eaz-Fix and Rollback are the same, but aren't made by Leapfrog. Only FDISR-Rescue which is now sold by HDS is made by LEapfrog

    Pete
     
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    Iv'e read a lot of good things here about Paragon.
     
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    Any screenshots available?
     
  23. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    does ShadowProtect use a Secure Zone Partition thats hidden?

    like acronis , perfectimage and paragon do...

    also, can you boot and press a key to access restore recovery before the system boots up?
     
  24. Hairy Coo

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    Sp is designed as an industrial strength software catering for the corporate sector,where it is assumed a Secure Zone wouldnt be necessary.

    However you can save backup files to any disk device or removable media,if you dont have an additional HD installed.

    As SP wouldnt know which volume to restore,there is no press key feature.

    A Recovery disk is used and is very quick to restore.
     
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    You know my thoughts on the subject. You can't go wrong with IFW.
     
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