What Backup Option are you using?

Discussion in 'polls' started by pjiv, Oct 27, 2005.

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What Imaging software are you currently using?

  1. Ture Image 9

    32.6%
  2. True Image 8

    30.3%
  3. True Image 7

    5.6%
  4. Ghost or some other Imaging software

    34.8%
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  1. pjiv

    pjiv Registered Member

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    ok, let's see what this does...
     
  2. thehotrod

    thehotrod Registered Member

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    TI9
    Along with other products to keep "My Documents" and files back'd-up more frequently.
     
  3. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    No vote because i'm not. ;)


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  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    currently i use true image 8 which works very well. i will try TI9 once it becomes significantly more stable and the bugs are worked out.
     
  5. Ailric

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    I use RestoreIT 6.5. I can make (or delete) full and incremental backup points and even make a bootable DVD image!
    TI 8.0 didn't allow me to even create an image on my DVD but did a nice job with the secure zone. Looking forward to trying a fully functional TI 9 or 10.
     
  6. Floppy

    Floppy Registered Member

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    I use TI8 latest build and have used it since it came out minor bugs that have been fixed nothing really like live or death....

    Now it is though I done a trial of TI9 and that rendered all my TI8 images kind of useless even though they were checked and worked many times b4 the trial installed...

    TI8 yes as long as you not dumb like me and use TI9 to restore a TI8 image just to make sure it is backward compatible.... I have lost all my wifes designs... It would be fine but theire worth a lot of time and money....
     
  7. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    TI8 for my laptop....else, home PCs have My Docs doing a copy to my SBS Server shares.
     
  8. Slovak

    Slovak Registered Member

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    How come "none" isn't an option? or secandary hard drive?
     
  9. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    C: (Windows partition)
    System Restore
    Backup to image file on D: partition (Ghost :cool:
    Back to DVD

    D: (My files)
    Backup to image file on C: partition (Ghost :cool:
    Backup to CD-R and USB flash drive
     
  10. nod32.9

    nod32.9 Guest

    DriveImage 5 or BootitNG.
     
  11. stalker

    stalker Registered Member

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    There is this "Drive Imaging Tool" to image backup and restore logical drives and partitions formatted with FAT 12, 16, 32 and NTFS from Runtime Software called DriveImage XML and it's FREE for home users. You can even run DriveImage XML from a WinPE boot CD.

    Here is a link to program's page:

    http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm


    And here is a short description:


    /EDIT: P.S., I've found yet another FREE disk/drive imaging program. It's a program called Drive SnapShot for Windows NT/2000/XP (currently version 1.3) from this page: http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/index.htm. If anyone is intersted in more of them; here is a thread on Winforums.org where I found the second one: Drive Image software


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  12. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

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    This is NOT free.

    From Tom Ehlert's Home page;

    "The Trial ware version has a build in time limit of approx. 30 days, after which it won't backup any longer. There are no other restrictions in the Trial ware version.

    You are allowed to use Snapshot for a 30 day period, after which you must either BUY it, or stop using it."
     
  13. ice60

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  14. manOFpeace

    manOFpeace Registered Member

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    No choice for me. I would save whatever emails I may want to CD, the rest doesn't really matter as it is a recreational computer. :)
     
  15. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I voted Ghost or some other Imaging software. But It's Acronis MigrateEasy 6.:p
     
  16. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    This poll should have had a few more choices and Ghost should have been a seperate choice IMHO. ;)
     
  17. myluvnttl

    myluvnttl Registered Member

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    TI8 for me, I am getting concern on Acronis products new version.
     
  18. dadkins

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    This older laptop, I use v7.
    My newer laptop, I use v8.
    Both versions work perfectly on the respective machines. ;)
     
  19. Mr2cents

    Mr2cents Registered Member

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    I use "Winrescue".
     
  20. doug6949

    doug6949 Registered Member

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    I tried Ghost and did not like it. So I built another computer to take over when this one dies. Building/loading a new computer is less irritating than using Symantec software.
     
  21. Green Giant

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    I use WinRescueXP (www.superwin.com) and System Restore Contol from Camtech. The latter makes controlling System Restore easy in that I can make extra Restore points automatically , in addition to the daily default setting. I have also set it to delete old points after 30 days. Both of these programs are shareware.
     
  22. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    I agree with this.I did not vote because of that.

    Anyway I am using Image for Windows.:)
     
  23. Leapfrog Software

    Leapfrog Software Leapfrog Management

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    This poll is a bit warped. It should have "Ghost" as stand-alone, and another for "Other". I did mark Ghost, but I do use others. Here is a rundown of my favorite apps.

    I configure my Servers as follows:
    For hardware failures (13% of the failures): GHOST
    http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/products/backup_recovery/ghost10/

    For software failures (87% of the failures): Peer-ISR or FirstDefense-ISR
    http://www.peersoftware.com/solutions/peerisr/peerisr_server.asp?sol=isr&pid=isrs
    http://www.leapfrogsoftware.com/product_info/first_defense/
    I take a snapshot right before I touch the server. If a patch or service pack blue screens, I am back up and running in milliseconds, at the state right before all heck broke loose. I take another snapshot after I have determined that the system is running in a "good" state. If something happens between the time I touch it again (could be weeks or months), I can instantly boot back to the state at which I did last touch the system when it was working like a champ.

    For data synchronization among Servers: PeerSync
    http://www.peersoftware.com/solutions/peersync/ps_server.asp?sol=ps&pid=pss

    I configure my Workstations as follows:
    For hardware failures (13% of the failures), I use GHOST with a “generic” build of Windows (reduced to only 400Mb so it fits on a CD), created over a year ago and never needed to update, that works in my homogeneous environment. I then am able to grab the latest Peer-ISR archive and boot it bringing the workstation to date.

    For software failures (87% of the failures), I use Peer-ISR or FirstDefense-ISR to “Freeze” the desktop. This has eliminated almost all support calls where folks used to have issues with spy-ware, key loggers, viruses, and right down to the “My icon on the desktop to launch Word is gone, I can’t function today until it is fixed”. You IT types know exactly what I am talking about. If a trouble arises, the employee reboots the computer, and the problem is fixed. If a problem does persist, it is typically a hardware issue (Spilt coffee in the keyboard again!)
     
  24. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Based on the options offered, I can't vote, so I don't backup.
     
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