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. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    yes ive restored half a dozen times and it always worked.
    I created the image and saved it to my external hard drive.
    Then when i need to perform a restore i insert my windows repair disc and it restores an image for me.it always works for me anyhow.
    Regards.
     
  2. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Good to know :)
     
  3. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    Your most welcome.:) :thumb:
     
  4. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    little known tip:
    you can restore without the repair disc, right from the desktop.

    it saves the eternity it takes for the repair disc to load.
     
  5. Wild Hunter

    Wild Hunter Former Poster

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    Windows 7: Windows Built-in (Backup and Restore -> Create a system image)

    Windows XP: Macrium Reflect Free
     
  6. operamail

    operamail Registered Member

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    Just switched to Clonezilla from Macrium. So far so good!
     
  7. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    I use Keriver 1-Click Restore. :)
     
  8. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    I'm in search what is best for my comps: Clonezilla, Redo, Paragon, Acronis, Terabyte ...
     
  9. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    I tried acronis long time ago. It gave me nothing but problems, not to mention huge installation size. I switched to Macrium Reflect free and I am nothing but a happy camper.
     
  10. ams963

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    I now use Drive Snapshot. :) Awesome thing I tell you. :thumb:
     
  11. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    I didnt realise you could do a restore that way.How exactly do i do that please.?
    Thanks for the info.:thumb:
     
  12. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    Then is it possible to restore the system partition from the OS, not from the boot cd? o_O
     
  13. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    None
    only Rollback ,, but i saved all my files and documents in externals..
     
  14. SouthPark

    SouthPark Registered Member

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    Routine backups: Dsynchronize. Imaging: Windows built-in.
     
  15. WSFfan

    WSFfan Registered Member

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    Which backup software works well with Rollback Rx?Is it possible to backup the whole drive containing all the Rollback Rx snapshots?
     
  16. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    yes, a restore can be scheduled from the desktop or manually at boot time from the Recovery Environment. (F8 - Repair Computer)
     
  17. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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  18. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    Recently I've done rather risky thing to 2 my comps (1: Win-7 Prof 32 bit, 2: Win- Home 32 bit) with RB Rx 9.1 with about 50-80 snapshots on both comps: I've made an image by Paragon free and then restored it. Some snapshots that were made after a significant windows update were lost, including the snapshot with this update. There were no other issues.

    Then I repeated the same procedure with TeraByte. It gave no problems.
     
  19. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Due to full disk encryption, I'm using Wondershare Liveboot (free giveaway), because it's a LiveCD that works outside of unencrypted Windows.
     
  20. WSFfan

    WSFfan Registered Member

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    Useful Thread:http://horizondatasys-forum.com/rollback-rx/2491-rollback-rx-image-windows-perfect-together.html

    Guide:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17664826/RBRX%20luvs%20IFW.pdf
     
  21. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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  22. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    After 7 months of voting, the clear winner is Macrium Reflect with 22% of the vote.
    Acronis follows with 15% and Windows Built-in is third with 13%.

    None of the remaining 32 choices garnered more than 8% of the vote.

    Sixteen choices received zero votes, and should possible be considered as "drop" candidates for the next Backup Imaging poll.

    Thanks to all who have participated in this poll. :thumb:
     
  23. Gorkster

    Gorkster Registered Member

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    Everybody raise a glass to Macrium!! WooT!! ;) Sad to see that more people are using Acronis over MS's solution 'cuz, well, Acronis is kind of a mess.
     
  24. ams963

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    I use Keriver restore.:thumb:
     
  25. Amberlodge1

    Amberlodge1 Registered Member

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    Restore Disk Drive Letters

    MY first port of call is finding a Backup Program that has a Restore Disk that doesn't change the drive letters leaving me in a panic about going ahead and over writing something.

    The only one I know that works is Macrium Reflect. The rescue disk after booting shows the the same drive letters as when in Windows.

    I would like to use Active@ Disk Image but can't

    I am dumping Acronis after supporting for years. Their answer is to go by drive names but I just can't trust it to try.

    Any suggestions?
     
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