Paragon Backup & Recovery 2010 Free Advanced Edition released

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by MrBrian, Sep 19, 2010.

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  1. MrBrian

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    Has anyone besides me tried this? I was curious so I installed it, used the backup and restore options with success and also found I could create a .vmdk clone of my complete win7x64 installation that I'm able to run in vmware7 workstation, no problems. This suite seems excellent so far :) Backup images are a bit large (92GB compresses to ~26GB) with default normal compression but otherwise no problems. I used the recovery cd to create/restore an image.
     
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    If the boot cd can create images, it's one of the few free options that can. Do you know if it also backs up the MBR?
     
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    I'm curious about this as well. If it's true, then Paragon has given us a real winner !
     
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    If you want this it's available for download (no registration necessary) on CNET.
     
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    Registration is necessary. During the installation it asks for a product key and a serial number, and won't install without them.

    As far as backing up a drive from the boot CD is concerned it would seem that it is actually capable of doing it. I tried it on my virtual machine and did indeed create an image of the system drive.
    Very nice indeed, as the only other free products that are capable of doing a backup from their rescue CDs are Redo Backup & Recovery and the free but hardware limited versions of Acronis True Image - Acronis True Image WD Edition and Seagate DiscWizard.
     
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    Sorry that I mis-spoke - I have no need for it, so I didn't try installing it. :oops:
     
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    It appears viamtheir screenshots that it will backup the MBR as well. It also appears to support most popular Linux filesystems. This just might be a winner folks.
     
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