What Backup Imaging software do you use?

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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. Aura

    Aura Registered Member

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    Well, looks like I'm not using none. Oh well. Clean install beats everything!
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Why not multiple choice?
    Mrk
     
  3. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

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    You can try to mount the image as Z: for instance and perform a chkdsk /v on Z: just to see if the image filesystem is ok. I would also advise you to use AOMEI Backupper (and image the whole system drive, not just C:, it can be very handy in some cases).
     
  4. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    GOOD question. In fact, at least two disk imaging software should be used to backup one's data, to be on the safe side. Acronis TI and Terabyte IFL are what I use to back up newly installed OS.
     
  5. Mr.X

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    Wow! Terabyte Unlimited IFL is not in the list? Can't believe it! :eek:
     
  6. MerleOne

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    Well three is a minimum for me : the most reliable for restore are R-Drive Image & AOMEI Backupper pro, the fastest Reflect. I use at least these 3. And sometimes Drive Snapshot, for its files/folder exclusions capabilities.
     
  7. SSherjj

    SSherjj Registered Member

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    I was looking at/and downloading the free trial version of Macrium Reflect...I have never used a backup imaging program before. I've always have done a clean reinstall. But I no longer have the patience for that. :rolleyes: Right now I can't afford to lose my many many programs,,:isay:
    oops I do have AOMEl which I haven't used yet.

     
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  8. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    You will really like Macrium Reflect FREE. I have used it for years on all 5 of my computers AND I do a backup EVERY day.
     
  9. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne Registered Member

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    I in fact am using two, Macrium Reflect Workstation and ATI 2014 :)
     
  10. SSherjj

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    Sounds like a plan to me! ;)
     
  11. SSherjj

    SSherjj Registered Member

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    Thank you @jadinolf i was wondering about the free version! :D
     
  12. kls490

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    I started using Macrium Reflect (paid version) a few months ago. I had tried a trial version of Acronis which I felt was a bit too complicated for me to understand. Tried-out Macrium Reflect next and decided to stay with it.

    Regards everyone.
     
  13. jdd58

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    Image for DOS because it was part of BootIt NG and now BootIt Bare Metal.
    Not one failure, unlike Acronis which I haven't used for Many years.
     
  14. Crystal_Lake_Camper

    Crystal_Lake_Camper Registered Member

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    aomei backupper standard. it never let's me down ;)
     
  15. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    I already did chkdsk on the system before, and it's a clean install barely a week old.

    Macrium imaged the whole system drive fine, and restored it without issues. And the speed was quite impressive.
     
  16. Krusty

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    I just installed the free version of Macrium Reflect. It seems pretty easy to use and does what it says on the box. :thumb:
     
  17. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

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    Actually I was suggestion you perform the chkdsk on the mounted image... Just to confirm it is OK.
     
  18. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Just wondering, how is it different from Macrium's built-in "verify" in terms of efficiency (how long it takes) and effectiveness?
     
  19. MerleOne

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    I think the built-in verify just checks that the image is not corrupt. chkdsk checks that the underlying filesystem within the image is OK. I have sometimes seen a strong corruption with some Imaging Tools that were not detected by the internal verify. Anyway it's pretty quick usually, faster than the built in verify. But of course it's no proof that each and every individual file is correctly saved.
     
  20. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    This poll was started in 2012 - isn't it time to close it and do a fresh one? Some of the options are no longer updated and most will be hardly recognisable compared to the versions of a few years ago.
     
  21. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    All it takes is for someone to step up and put a new poll together.
     
  22. chrcol

    chrcol Registered Member

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    I had never heard of macrium up until about 2 years ago, but I dont regret buying it, is excellent software.

    Not only is it very reliable for imaging purposes, I also used the winPE boot iso a few times to edit windows system files.
     
  23. Anonfame1

    Anonfame1 Registered Member

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    Ive always hated backup images. I use linux so prolly noone here cares, but rsync for me.
     
  24. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    In addition to EaseUS todo backup I am using AOEMI Backuppper. Yes, two backup programs.:)
     
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