What features do we need most in TrueImage v9

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by jeremyotten, Oct 6, 2005.

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What Features do we need in Acronis TrueImage v9

  1. Direct DVD writing.

    70.0%
  2. Ability to parition Drives before imaging.

    22.0%
  3. Fully automated restore trough scripting.

    26.0%
  4. Diagnose report creator in GUI of Resque cd to floppy/flashdrive.

    20.0%
  5. Diagnose report creator in GUI of Resque cd to Acronis trough SMTP

    22.0%
  6. Better build discriptoin of updates with drivers etc.

    52.0%
  7. Global list of all hardware supported by TrueImage v9

    48.0%
  8. Ability to image to Tape and mount files from Tape

    8.0%
  9. Ability to create All in One Bootcd/dvd/flashdrive+Image+fully automated

    50.0%
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  1. jeremyotten

    jeremyotten Registered Member

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    Let's vote for them so that Acronis can see what to implement first!

    MOD: can we make this a sticky so that It will stay on the front page?

    Thanx in Adance
    Jeremy Otten
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  2. mark7

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    Re: Poll: What features do we need most in TrueImage v9

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    Do you mean "let's vote for what Aconis should fix first in v9" ??

    --> Suggestion: If this is made into a sticky, perhaps it would like to live in the wish list thread?

    --> but how would you make a sticky in a thread? ..maybe we need a wish list forum?
     
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  3. foghorne

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    What I would really like to see is the ability to create rolling backups from a single schedule, so that I can rollback to (say) any day's data in the last month.

    Currently this takes eight scripts (four incremental and four full) to work under TI8 and wastes lots of disk space.
     
  4. Blackjack60

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    I'd like to see some sort of throughput indicator!
     
  5. foghorne

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    Each to their own, but I am slightly surprised to see that writing to DVDs is (currently) the fave requirement. I personally wouldn't trust any important data to an optical disk.
     
  6. mark7

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    Why is that?
    "...[preliminary] accelerated aging study at NIST estimated the life expectancy of one type of DVD-R for authoring disc to be 30 years if stored at 25°C (77°F) and 50% relative humidity."
    ref: http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub121/sec4.html

    and...
    "Rewritable CDs and DVDs have a shorter life span of about 25 years, so Byers said he does not recommend them for archiving. A rewritable disk’s metal-alloy data layer is less stable than that in write-once disks."
    ref: http://www.gcn.com/23_5/news/25166-1.html
     
  7. foghorne

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    You are only addressing aging here. The advantages of using (say) an external USB harddisk over DVDs for me, are that :

    - I don't have to physically manage and store a library of disks,
    - It is easier to automate multiple and very large backups
    - I don't have to worry about accidental scratches in between the PCs and the storage cupboard.
    - I don't have to worry about managing backups which have to be split between disks.

    There is really no issue for me, but I guess you should do whatever works best for your own circumstances.
     
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  8. jeremyotten

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    DVD writing should be supported because cdr writing IS supported. So why support cdr writing when you CAN use DVD writing.

    1 DVD can hold like 6 CDR. I would like to hold 1 DVD in my hand instead of 6CDR. But OK external USB Drives are te best and easiest I CONFIRM.

    DVD writing should just be in the package because it MAY come in handy and Ghost already supported it from version 8 or 9 or so..

    .............
     
  9. foghorne

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    I totally agree.
    My point was simply a relative one. I was surprised that this was the most important feature people wanted. For example, a decent scheduler which can do rolling backups would be of more use to me.
     
  10. mark7

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    ...ahhh! OK, I guess if i had a USB harddisk I'd be using that, also :)
     
  11. jeremyotten

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    Ass if now this is the number 1

    Global list of all hardware supported by TrueImage v9
     
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    The abilty to restore files from a backup without corrupting them:-(

    Pretty basic really, but if it doesn't work, its pretty useless.

    I think full partition restores are working for me (2,277), BUT and individual file restores either generate truncated files (restore from FAT32 partition backup), or correct length corrupt files (restore from NTFS partition backup).

    I haven't tried file based backup (already own Nero Backitup which works for that)..

    What I really want is to be able to backup my system partition and restore it when/if the system dies....
     
  13. feddup

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    DVD "Easy Button" !!!

    I've got TI 8 working smoothly but if Acronis would implement the DVD "easy button" I'd easily pay $50 instead of $29 for the upgrade. As it stands not a chance I'm buying TI 9.
     
  14. jeremyotten

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    I think that this poll is really getting us somewhere.
     
  15. jeremyotten

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    This is funny see the screen below and you will see that Acronis Support also voted on this one!

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  16. mark7

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    What is SAD is what Acronis Support did NOT vote for => 2 of the most often requested items in the forum during the past year:

    "Better build discriptoin of updates with drivers etc."
    "Global list of all hardware supported by TrueImage v9"
     
  17. foghorne

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    Yeah it makes you think. Are they trying to vote for the things which are either the easiest to do, or are already in the pipeline.
     
  18. jeremyotten

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    Pipeline I think but maybe Acronis can give an answer to it themselfs
     
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    I have a USB (2.0) HD and it works very well for holding backups but, HD's (any of them) can
    go out pretty quickly, A DVD is great for having a backup "restore point" (sorry, MS, i
    couldnt help the pun.

    savagcl
     
  20. mark7

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    I'm imaging to internal HD and then burn HD image to DVD about once a week. Once in last 5 years my HD failed and it was good to have an offline reserve
     
  21. jeremyotten

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    i CAN CONFIRM THIS!
     
  22. jeremyotten

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    Lets keep posting here people!
     
  23. jeremyotten

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    Well it's 5 december now and still no direct DVD writing!

    LETS keep voting here PEOPLE!!
     
  24. beckygb

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    My external HDD stopped working last month. I have a small partition to save downloaded programs and 120 gb partition for backups. Once a week I do a DVD RW rotating every month. I also do an end of month DVD-R that I keep for several years (my accounting and tax background). When my usb HDD crashed my latest DVD RW saved me.

    I have serious doubts a HDD would last 20 years let alone 10 years.

    PS I think the day will come when HDD are solid state.
     
  25. Menorcaman

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    Given all the problems we see posted caused by inadvertent activation of the Startup Recovery Manager (SRM), I would dearly love to see this feature removed from the Manage Acronis Secure Wizard and left to the Activate Acronis Startup Recovery Manager Wizard. At the very least, the Secure Zone Wizard default selection should be changed to "Do not activate the Acronis Startup Recovery Manager". This would ensure Users made a concious decision before overwriting their (possibly propriatary) MBRs.

    Also, whilst the Development Team are at it, the Startup Recovery Manager Wizard should include an option to deactivate the SRM (naturally, the Wizard would require renaming to "Activate/Deactivate Acronis Startup Recovery Manager"). This would enable users to reset their MBR without having to remove their Secure Zone (as is currently the case). It would be even better if, when activating the SRM, the user's current MBR is saved somewhere. Thus, when deactivating the SRM, the user's original MBR could be restored (very important for those users with special, hidden, recovery partitions e.g. Dell and Acer computers).

    I guess I could post this in the Acronis True Image Wish-List sticky but I'm not sure how often Acronis analyses that thread.

    Regards