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. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

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    NONE!
    Not a fan of imaging software. :D
     
  2. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    o_O..o_O ..:eek: ..:argh: ..:blink: ..:ouch: ..o_O ..:gack:
     
  3. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    And there are no athiests on a plane about to crash.
     
  4. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    Widows built in was my first experience with this sort of software and it does the job for me.
     
  5. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    My first experience with this sort of software was with EaseUS Todo Backup.
     
  6. iammike

    iammike Registered Member

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    I use Macrium Reflect but only for my System Partition. My Data is stored on a separate Drive which I regularly backup to other External Drives.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Why not multiple choice? Acronis, CloneZilla.
    Mrk
     
  8. poison

    poison Registered Member

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    Right now I'm using EaseUs Todo after Acronis failed me twice with backups on 2 disks. I could see the files in the acronis archives (validated) and restore files one by one but full restore failed every time, even with the boot disk.
     
  9. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    Active@ disk image
    Active@ boot disk
    Drive Image XML
     
  10. Noob

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    I'm kind of a perfectionist so if i'm going to roll back my PC due to an infection of some sort, i prefer just to wipe it out. :D (And yes, i got time to do it Hahahaha)
     
  11. jpcummins

    jpcummins Registered Member

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    Currently I am using both Acronis True Image and Macrium Reflect.
     
  12. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Using Acronis. I had been using O&O DiskImage but when I tried to buy the last upgrade my bank rejected it for being an overseas payment processor. For whatever reason I was able to buy Acronis. No major gripes with either. Acronis is much faster with incremental/differential. O&O is probably a little bit more reliable.
     
  13. Noob

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    O&O DiskImage is kind of less bloated than Acronis but in the end it depends on the user, i used to like Acronis more because it had some awesome features such as the software test mode. (Forgot the feature name) :D
     
  14. MarcP

    MarcP Registered Member

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    Acronis Try & Decide. A feature that has not worked well for me once. Might as well get Toolwiz TimeFreeze for free instead. That one works for me so far.
     
  15. Noob

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    I used it lots of time a few year ago when i had Acronis and it did wonders! :D
     
  16. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    That's interesting. I use Active@ Disk Image because at 72 I find it simple, clear, straightforward with a simple GUI. As a side note, I'm contemplating getting IFW if I can learn it by reading the manual first. :)
     
  17. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    Acronis. :)
     
  18. oldcoder

    oldcoder Registered Member

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    Voted Macrium Reflect (Pro V5).

    Why: because I became tired of functionality defects within Acronis TIH 2010 and the upgrade paths looked problematic (in many ways). Looked around, tried a few products and Macrium fits my requirements for imaging as well as file backup full and incrementals. And it works.
     
  19. Arvy

    Arvy Registered Member

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    Us young 70-year-old whipper-snappers will undoubtedly progress as we gain your added years of experience. :)

    I tried several alternatives after abandoning Acronis a few months ago due to issues with their half-baked ATIH 2012 release. But Active@ wasn't one that I've actually tried myself and so have no basis for objective comparison. (Got a bit anxious to settle on something decent to resume a backup protection strategy.) I'm quite sure, however, that Macrium isn't the only producer of a good user interface and docs.
     
  20. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    I can't just choose one.

    Out of the listed programs I use:
    Clonezilla
    DriveImage XML
    Redo (if this is a reference to Redo Backup & Recovery)
     
  21. RSpanky

    RSpanky Registered Member

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    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Laptop - Paragon Drive Backup 10 Professional
    Desktop - Drive Snapshot
     
  22. Cloudcroft

    Cloudcroft Registered Member

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    Image For Windows/Image For Dos....because it's never failed me.
     
  23. guest

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    Macrium Reflect Free.
     
  24. tushargok

    tushargok Registered Member

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    I use Microsoft SyncToy. I simply connect my external HDD and with SyncToy I sync the Document/Music/Picture/Video/Download folder. Using it for many years now.
     
  25. donaddams

    donaddams Registered Member

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    mojave Desert
    Active@Disk Image
     
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