Recommend me some imaging/backup software

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by ComputerSaysNo, Aug 22, 2012.

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  1. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    What is everyone using? What would be good free image backup software besides windows?
     
  2. Tyrizian

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    Keriver 1-Click Restore free
    Macrium Reflect free

    The above are top notch products, you can't go wrong with either of them
     
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    Question: I want to be able to use the system image to restore windows in the repair console. Does any free offering offer that? Create a system image that windows recognizes and can restore?
     
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    As long as you are OK restoring to the same hardware, knock yourself out and use the built in Win 7 system image tool.
     
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    This one "Paragon System Backup 10.5 Special Edition" is free for 6 more hours here: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/
    The poster asked for a free one and I happened to see Paragon on GAOTD. I personally would recommend IFW paid but that is just me.
     
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    OK thanks.
     
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    Macrium Reflect is the only one I'd recommend when it comes to free apps.
     
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    Agreed Amit :) Macrium free I used exclusively until I purchased Terabyte products. I still use it for a quick hot backup, but for cold backups I use Image for Linux. The version of Macrium I still use is 4.2.3775. I never bothered upgrading to v. 5 as 4 does the job, and I use it also on my wifes machine.

    Macrium in my opinion, is one of the most reliable 'free' solutions, but I have not tried v. 5

    Have a nice day Amit :)
     
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    Macrium is slow, compared to the built-in Windows 7 imager or Terabytes products.

    for some people this won't matter of course.
    you can always take the dog for a walk while you wait. ;)
     
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    Very true Jim. I've used Macrium free for a long time until I moved on to Drive Snapshot. I now absolutely love DS. But I would certainly use Macrium if I were to use a free solution. :D
     
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    Using Windows in built image solution... Works nice I must say and it's faster than Macrium.
     
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    It is fast because it doesn't compress. It doesn't do a lot of things. Use it only as a last resort. It's better than nothing.
     
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    i used it a lot before i tried Terabytes product.
    it's fast and never failed on me.

    well worth trying it before you try any other free or paid product.

    i think it is a lot better than "nothing". ;)

    but you are tight, it has few options.
     
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    It does the job and you can use a windows install cd to re-image it. that's a plus for me. I'd buy Macrium PRO if it was on special :)
     
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    Just lurk around. You'll surely find some special discounts in near future.:)
     
  18. The Red Moon

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    i always use the windows built in imaging app and it has always worked just fine.
    Whats the difference between a image and a back up..?
    Regards,
     
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