Lot of issues posted here. Is TI decent?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by 123, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. 123

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    There seems to be a larger number of problems posted here daily, with a long delay if any reply at all from Acronis.

    Is TI a stable, good program or am i better off sticking with Ghost?

    Just looking for an honest opinion as the current posts give me concerns.
     
  2. Chutsman

    Chutsman Registered Member

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    You have all the information you need right here ... only you can decide for yourself. There IS a trial version of the software for you to try it and help your decision.
     
  3. seekforever

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    Is there an equivalent forum for you to compare the problems people are having with Ghost? I don't think you find many widely used products where there are no problems reported due to variations in hardware/software configurations, hardware problems that were not seen until the program gave it a real workout, user-error, and actual programming errors. I couldn't use the Full option on the standalone bootable CD. This was caused by my BIOS being 14 versions out of date. Is that the fault of True Image?

    I am using the current version with no problems. However, I don't use USB storage devices, the Acronis Secure Zone, and Folder and File backup. I like to keep what I consider data safety as uncomplicated as possible.
     
  4. computergeek2

    computergeek2 Registered Member

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    I have used TI 2337 and have been able to make an image and recover an image without any problems onto an external usb (both 1.1 and 2.0). Forget about trying to use cd's or dvd's, as they simply don't work very well. When making the recovery cd leave your burner door open. Let the computer close the door and you will not have any trouble making it. :) Don,t use the protected area on you C: drive to make a backup either. You can make the backup within windows. You must use the recovery cd to recovery your system.
     
  5. ulfire

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    You try and install the trial version if you want a bit of fun.It doesn't work
     
  6. kiwi15

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    It works for me very well. I agree forget the Cd and DVD's for storage of the backup files. I use external USB drives as well as an internal IDE.

    My strategy is:

    Backup my system drive from within Windows to both internal HD and USB

    Use Karen's Power tools (free) to do file backup of critical files to USB drives

    Use BARTPE plugin to restore TI images - for speed- rather than the TI rescue disk.

    As to other programmes see this from a GHOST forum

    "NightOwl, concerning your Reply #30 post, I agree that booting into a Recovery Environment for Ghost 9.0 is “inconvenient.” The good news, however, is that this step ought to be a very rare event – necessary only when restoring the system drive. Other than that one case, there is no need to invoke the Recovery Environment at all, and so the issue is minimal.

    Multiple drives (“partitions”) can be restored in one step with Ghost 9.0 – see pages 76-77 in the User’s Guide.

    With respect to Ghost 9.0 issues, I think on this forum we have seen them appear across the entire spectrum of the product including installation, image creation, and image restoration – similar to the experience with Ghost 2003. I seriously doubt that Ghost 9.0 is completely “defect free,” but then again neither is Windows XP nor any other major DOS or Windows application with which I am familiar. Ghost 2003, for example, has several “known problems” documented in the Symantec Knowledge Base. The good news, however, is that Symantec releases new versions and updates to correct problems with Ghost 9.0/10.0, whereas such is no longer true for Ghost 2003, unfortunately."

    Give the trial a whirl
     
  7. Charlie Wisc.

    Charlie Wisc. Registered Member

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    Kiwi:

    What do you mean by "BartPE plugin to restore TI images"?
    Does this restore TI's images? Does it enable USB mice? How compatible is it with Acronis versions?
     
  8. Detox

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    Since this has shown to be a comparison thread - I have moved it to the appropriate forum section.
     
  9. Charlie Wisc.

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    Detox:

    Would you please be specific about where you moved the thread? Or would more experienced forum followers provide the info?
     
  10. Detox

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    I moved it from the Acronis forum to right here in the "software & services" forum.

    The "moved" marker in the Acronis forum will still lead you here or you can open the software & services forum to get here.
     
  11. kiwi51

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    Yes it restores TI images from a BARTPE enviroment. I use the TI8 plugin -which you can get if you register TI9.
    It restores an image made by TI9 - well it did in my case of my system disk.

    I made my BARTPE disk using Reatogo. Just followed the instructions but you can do it following the instructions on the BART site.

    I use a Microsoft Wireless Mouse that has a green convertor plug into PS/2 so I do not have USB problems but I would guess as BARTPE is a WIndows rather than Linux environment there would be more chance of working.

    Whilst the TI boot disk works it is slow on my external USB drives so I use BARTPE as my recovery disk. It is well worth making.

    As I said TI, BARTPE and Karen's Powertools "Replicator" are the basis of my backup system. The latter does not have compression but is great for backing up critical folders to other drives and updating the backup
     
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