Discussion in 'polls' started by pjiv, Oct 27, 2005.
ok, let's see what this does...
Along with other products to keep "My Documents" and files back'd-up more frequently.
No vote because i'm not.
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.
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.
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....
TI8 for my laptop....else, home PCs have My Docs doing a copy to my SBS Server shares.
How come "none" isn't an option? or secandary hard drive?
C: (Windows partition)
Backup to image file on D: partition (Ghost
Back to DVD
D: (My files)
Backup to image file on C: partition (Ghost
Backup to CD-R and USB flash drive
DriveImage 5 or BootitNG.
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:
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
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."
I believe DrvImagerXP is FREE:
I also use DriveImage XML, ATM by the way...
this is free too.
i can't get to the page but you can see the page below. the download version is up to V3.01 i think.
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.
I voted Ghost or some other Imaging software. But It's Acronis MigrateEasy 6.
This poll should have had a few more choices and Ghost should have been a seperate choice IMHO.
TI8 for me, I am getting concern on Acronis products new version.
This older laptop, I use v7.
My newer laptop, I use v8.
Both versions work perfectly on the respective machines.
I use "Winrescue".
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.
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.
I agree with this.I did not vote because of that.
Anyway I am using Image for Windows.
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
For software failures (87% of the failures): Peer-ISR or FirstDefense-ISR
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
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!)
Based on the options offered, I can't vote, so I don't backup.