Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact (for free)

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  1. renegade08

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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    what does it mean by compact? whats the difference between the compact version and the regular version?
     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    I have no idea :ninja: .
    Probably is something between free and paid version i suppose. I haven't tested it. Sorry.
    And above is Paragon support forum, so don't be shy.
     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    Has anyone been able to download this program. I keep getting the following

     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    It gives me the same error message.
     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    I guess I will try later, thanks for the confirmation.
     
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    Same problem here! Will later ever come?
     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    I sent an e-mail to the site admin regarding the error, hopefully they will get this sorted out.
     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    Thanks but thats not what I am refering to,,,,,its the link for the compact ($39) version being offered for free as from the post above recreated here

     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    I was able to download using the Comodo DNS only.My ISP and Open DNS did not work.
     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    So has anyone been able to use it with success?
    tell us your story :)
    and IF it's any better than Macrium FREE

    managed to d/l it and install...
     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    Okay so I've got the site problem figured out. Once you click the first download link, you have to let it redirect you to the V3 Store. Then try and download Paragon BR10 Compact from the store site. It will give you the script error message most times. To try again, do not refresh the page & do not go back to the previous page. Instead go straight to the V3 store home page again, and click the Paragon link again. Continue trying to download it this way only, and it'll work sometimes. This is how I got it just now. I used this method for both the 32bit and 64bit versions. Both took multiple attempts, but it worked.
     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    Yup, it appears to be fixed now. I can click download over and over and it works.
     
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    Re: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact - Free

    Note to anyone that wants this: download before January 19 is over!
     
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    I have tried both the Compact Edition and the Free Edition, and decided to use the Free Edition. The features that the Compact Edition has that are lacking in the Free Edition include file-based backups, Backup Capsule, and the ability to backup to FTP.

    The file-based backup feature, not found in the Free Edition, has some characteristics that I do not desire. There is no capability to do user-initiated integrity checks on file-based archives. Also, when I restored a corrupt file-based archive (purposely corrupted for testing purposes), one file restored corrupted without any corruption warning, while another file was correctly skipped due to corruption but the corruption warning was easy to miss in the user interface.

    Given these considerations, and the fact that the Free Edition should have updated versions available in the future, I decided to use the Free Edition.
     
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    I also tried both versions and with the free version I was not able to back-up drives that had a Windows rescue/restore partition on it. There was another thread on this subject and a number of work-a-rounds were offered but they were just work-a-rounds. I found that the compact version did not have this problem so along with a few other things that compact could do that the free version could not, and the fact that both were free, and the further fact that I would expect it possible to upgrade the compact version to a higher version at a discount at some point in the future,,,it was a simple decision.
     
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    That's pretty incisve guys
    Keep em coming
    Still not decided if I want to replace my Macrium Free with this one...
    e.g. can we restore an entire system partition from windows or only from a bootable dvd like Macrium?
     
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    From either bootable disk, usb media, or from Windows,

    and why would you replace Macrium? Seems to me to be a good idea to use both just in case one of them fails. It is free after all and I can tell you there are things that you can do with Paragon compact that you cannot do with any other program I have tried to date. Want to access a file from an archive, just open Paragon, navigate to the archive containing the file, double click the appropriate file in the archive and the imaged files are there. No need to mount a virtual dive at all. Very nice program,,,,and of course its free if you act quickly.

    BTW, I use SP on my desk-top and RX on my lap-top and I have added Paragon compact to both.
     
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    Not very grumpy today but do wish they updated it to 10.1 as they did with FREE

    I already got my x64 version installed

    What am I supposed to do if I want to install this time x32 on my other rig? what serial number to use?
     
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