What Backup Imaging software do you use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Page42, Jul 7, 2012.

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What backup/imaging software do you use?

  1. Acronis

    12.4%
  2. Active@ Disk Image

    2.1%
  3. Casper

    0.3%
  4. Clonezilla

    3.1%
  5. DiscWizard

    0.3%
  6. Drive Snapshot

    5.2%
  7. DriveImage XML

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Dubaron

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. EaseUs Todo

    2.3%
  10. Farstone

    1.0%
  11. Fog

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Genie Timeline

    0.3%
  13. Gigabyte

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Hybir

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Image for DOS

    1.0%
  16. Image for Windows

    7.5%
  17. Keriver

    2.1%
  18. Macrium Reflect

    26.6%
  19. Miray

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Nero BackItUp

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Norton Ghost

    0.5%
  22. NTI Backup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. O&O DiskImage

    0.3%
  24. ODIN

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Paragon

    6.5%
  26. Partition Saving

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Perfect Image

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. R-Drive Image

    0.5%
  30. Redo

    0.3%
  31. SelfImage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. ShadowProtect

    5.9%
  33. Windows Built-in

    9.6%
  34. Other, please specify

    5.4%
  35. None

    7.0%
  1. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

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    Trying AOMEI Backupper...
     
  2. pb1

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    Hi

    EasUs Todo backup in snapshot mode - fantasticly reliable even with more difficult programs like firewalls .

    I think i have tried all on the market with very different results - from a totaly crasched Pc to perfect restore function and this one has been good for a long time now . I did not now before i came across EasUs Todo backup that it also had a snapshot function - to my perfect delight because that was what i was seeking .

    Both backup and snapshot function works very well and has never failed me .
     
  3. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

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    Been using AOEMI Backupper Pro since a few weeks and it performs really well, not as fast as Macrium but so much cheaper.
     
  4. Hadron

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    Indeed. *puppy*
     
  5. WSFfan

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    I am using Image for Windows/DOS/Linux,ShadowProtect and Drive Snapshot.:D
     
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  6. donaddams

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    Image for Windows and Drive snapshot
     
  7. Hadron

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    Have you guys done many restores with Drive Snapshot?
     
  8. WSFfan

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    No.DS is not my primary imaging software.You may ask demoneye as he has done many restores with DS :D
     
  9. Banzi

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    Macrium Reflect Free, does what it says on the tin so to speak. It's actually saved me a few times over the years including last Thursday when my Intel SSD boot drive died, got a replacement drive today & restored the backup & everything back to normal.
     
  10. ams963

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    Yes many times. Not a single incident of any error or failure.
     
  11. EASTER

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    Drive Snapshot is not once ever failed completely. Only once or twice it hiccupped here and there but soon passed and returned to normal. No doubt it was the times that I forgot and i left some security driver blocker activated which after disabling allowed DS to do it's thing as always.
     
  12. AaLF

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    In near on 18 months I have never succeeded in getting image 4 windows to either restore a back up or do a clone copy. never. I damn hate it.
     
  13. TS4H

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    I never had any issues restoring or making backups in any of the multiple ways. But for some reason i could never get the schedule feature to work.
     
  14. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

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    Me too, IFW has always been faithful and TerabyteUnlimited very supportive. However, I have stopped using it in favour of Casper, AOMEI Backupper Pro & TM V2, and recently Ocster Backup Pro 8, very interesting product.
     
  15. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    Use Macrium Reflect.
     
  16. Minimalist

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    I second that.
     
  17. TS4H

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    I didnt know about Ocster, thatks for that. Ill look into that a bit more. Ill have to try out their Infinite Reverse Incremental Backup technology, looks interesting indeed. 50% reduction in backup volume size is a bold statement.

    regards.
     
  18. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    For the system partitions, I've had good results with the Acronis 8 rescue disk. For data partitions, I've been using 7zip on maximum compression. It's slower but gives much better compression and can run in the background.
     
  19. Moose World

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    Salutations,

    Backup Software for Windows 8.1 with latest updates!

    Will Drive Snapshot work the above?
    What is your opinions on EasyBCD? Good or Bad?

    Not knowing which backup software is the best on the market?
    Do you suggest an combinations of a couple of backup software's?

    Best regards,
     
  20. MerleOne

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    I find Ocster 8 Pro very impressive with some unique features like auto-pausing and resume even after a reboot. I have not verified their claim of space saving but at least for file backups it seems to save some space (compared with Backup4all). The main drawback so far is that the recovery media is Ubuntu based and it's not easy to navigate into the menus when booted. It's also a proprietary format, even for file backup, so you need the product to restore files. It's the case with all imaging tools but not with all file backup tools. The speed is also quite correct : around 1h to save a 256 GB data partition in incremental mode (on a very slooooow PC, a Lenovo G505 running Win8.1x64 and with an AMD E1 processor, very weak, very cheap also, 250€). Only Casper and TM do better. Casper is definitely the one that takes more space, but is also as fast as TM, and much much more rock solid. Not an easy choice...
     
  21. MerleOne

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    Yes, DriveSnapshot 64bits will work nicely. But restoration can be complex, there is no real recovery media builder (either Linux or Win RE based), but you may use almost any WinPE/RE other environment, just have snapshot64.exe together with your image files.

    Don't know about EasyBCD, I thought it was some kind of boot manager, and not that easy to use.

    There are a few products that I would recommend : Casper, for the extreme ease of use and speed and recovery media, and a very efficient support. AOMEI Backupper Pro (when you get the chance to find a giveaway), also reliable (many successful restore on a XP machine), but not that fast. I also use R-Drive Image, from R-TT, they really know their job when it comes to HDD. Pretty straightforward, the boot media is Linux based but very well made. Latest versions are a bit slow. I would for the moment stay away from Acronis, Easeus, ShadowProtect, I got all kind of troubles with those in the past, including metadata corruption with Acronis, only solved by Casper by copying the system disk in file mode (one of Casper many talents). Time Machine is very promising and I use it but as a second imaging tool.
     
  22. TS4H

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    Thank you for your thoughts on Ocster. Ill be sure to check it out thoroughly when i find the time and maybe do a comparison test while im at it.

    regards.
     
  23. Moose World

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    Salutations,


    And what would you suggest? If the could not boot do to a virus and/or corrupt boot drivers?
    Could you provide a link?


    Additionally,low ratings? Why? On Casper? Below, your opinions?
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Casper.shtml

    I am thinking that a good lineup with be the following:

    Time Machine AX 64 or Drive Snapshot
    Windows Backup on Windows 8.1
    And what you suggest if the PC with not boot?

    Your opinions?

    Kind regards,
     
  24. guest

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    A recovery media would be of use. You can use CDs but I personally prefer USB drives. I suggest to use WinPE, although you may get a successful result with Linux recovery environment as well. I myself have never been able to make a Linux recovery media to work.

    And of course, I apologize if I misinterpreted your question and not giving you the proper answer, as I have misinterpreted people's posts a lot recently. :(
     
  25. wolfrun

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    Still using Macrium Reflect. Had to use to it a few times to do a recovery and it worked exceedingly well.
     
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