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. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Macrium. Why? Because it is most reliable software.
     
  2. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have just made the change to AXTM/AX64 as my primary imaging solution. Great new software!
     
  3. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    I'm now using Windows Built-in imaging software...So far, So good.
     
  4. c2d

    c2d Registered Member

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    O&O DiskImage
     
  5. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

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    I personally repy on R-Drive Image which has a Linux boot disk, so I fear the drive letters are different. But it is excellent and reliable so I stick with it.
     
  6. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    I am now running the recently conceived imaging/snapshot program called AX64 Time Machine final release V1.1996. It has proved to be awesome. Check it out here. http://ax64.com/#!prettyPhoto :cool:
     
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  7. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

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    It's no longer a beta version I guess ?
     
  8. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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  9. guest

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    Oh I still can vote now? =V

    Previously I used Macrium Reflect Free, but it failed to restore my image. Never trust any 3rd party backup tool ever since. Then I tried Windows 7 built-in backup tool. Never failed, very easy to use. :thumb: I don't need incremental backup anyway so it's enough for me.
     
  10. Zero3K

    Zero3K Registered Member

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    I also use AX64 Time Machine. I used to use Windows Backup but switched to it because I like having backups that are more recent so that way I won't loose as much if I ever have to restore.
     
  11. MarcP

    MarcP Registered Member

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    If only you knew... They use the same VSS feature of Windows.
     
  12. Krysis

    Krysis Registered Member

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    I actually use 3 programs - Easeus Todo - Macrium Reflect and Paragon Backup and Restore.
    I run weekly image backups to my 3 external HDDs.

    (I voted 'Other' as couldn't select all 3 on the Poll)
     
  13. guest

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    I didn't know that, thanks. :)

    Still, I much prefer the built-in backup. At least I know it works. :D
     
  14. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    Nice, redundancy!
     
  15. Krysis

    Krysis Registered Member

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    Yep – I had already been using E.T and Paragon B & R ( I initially had difficulty trying to make sense of the Linux based Paragon recovery CD) – so I installed Macrium Reflect as a fallback ( I then had issues with it's Linux recovery CD 'seeing' my external HDDs!)
    Anyway, I finally sorted out these problems so that when I installed an SSD, I ended up using my discarded 'spinner' drive as a third storage device.
     
  16. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I use Image for Windows/Image for DOS/Image for Linux.
     
  17. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Now it's Parted Magic's Clonezilla, which conveniently includes TrueCrypt. My lack of drivers fear was unfounded.

    Also AX64 Time Machine for snapshots within Windows.
     
  18. ams963

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    Drive Snapshot of course. :)
     
  19. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    I use Macrium Reflect Pro and I Backup on a USB external Hard drive. I wonder of all the people who use Macrium Reflect How many use Macrium Reflect Free and How many use Macrium Reflect standard or Macrium Reflect Pro.
     
  20. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    Macrium Reflect Standard is my other imaging app. I also use AX64TM.
     
  21. bodean

    bodean Registered Member

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    debating between True Image 2013 or Macrium Reflect. Will be backing up to my Synology NAS
     
  22. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    I finally got around to purchasing Macrium Reflect Standard Edition, installing it on three computers, and learning enough about it to get me off and running with it.
    I created rescue media, added the boot recovery option, created full back up images for all three computers and then proceeded to perform a recovery operation on two HDs, even though I was not in an emergency situation. I figure the best validation of an image is to actually use it in a recovery.
    My working impression of Macrium Reflect? Outstanding! So much faster in all aspects than Acronis, and the rescue media worked on different operating systems and machines. I am very confident with this program.
     
  23. MarcP

    MarcP Registered Member

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    Here's a little known fact about the Macrium boot media. Take a USB key and go create a boot media from all your machines on the same USB key. Macrium will accumulate all the drivers of all your machines on the same key. So you'll end up with one USB key with all the proper drivers for all your machines. One ultimate recovery USB key.

    As long as they're all on the same WinPE version (3.1 or 4.0).
     
  24. VectorFool

    VectorFool Registered Member

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    Paragon Backup and Recovery professional
    Dependable, fast, smallest archives
    Works every time without fail.
     
  25. ams963

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    I'm using drive snapshot. Very fast, light and effective. :thumb:
     
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