What Image Backup software do you use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Creer, Aug 19, 2009.

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What Image Backup software do you use?

  1. Acronis True Image

    29.1%
  2. Active@ Disk Image

    1.1%
  3. Clonezilla

    3.3%
  4. DriveImage XML

    1.6%
  5. Drive Snapshot

    7.1%
  6. Diskwizard

    1.1%
  7. Image for Dos

    5.5%
  8. Image for Windows

    7.1%
  9. Kroll Ontrack

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Macrium Reflect

    10.4%
  11. Norton Ghost

    4.9%
  12. O&O DiskImage

    2.2%
  13. Paragon Drive Backup

    16.5%
  14. Partimage

    1.1%
  15. Partition Saving

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Perfect Image

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Ping

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. R-Drive Image

    0.5%
  19. SelfImage

    0.5%
  20. ShadowProtect Desktop

    14.8%
  21. Windows built-in Image Backup

    5.5%
  22. Other, please specify

    4.9%
  23. None

    8.2%
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  1. tipstir

    tipstir Registered Member

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    Got to keep backup images of the client systems on the local LAN just in case of disaster recovery is needed. Store these on server shared backup drive. I can't see not keeping up with extra protection. Saves time with full images of C: or etc. Just wasting time re-installing the OS when something out of the blue attacks your system that you can't recover from. This is me I use the first program on your poll list the enterprise image server edition. That gives you more options to recover a system over the workgroup or domain with remote recovery.
     
  2. valnar

    valnar Registered Member

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    I'm still on Acronis TI10 because the talk of the later versions scare me. I have to create a BartPE boot disk to support my PC's with SATA/AHCI setups. While this setup is reliable, I know it will become obsolete eventually.

    Does Image for Windows support SATA drives in AHCI mode? Do their boot CD's come with all the latest Intel ICHx drivers? That's probably my biggest beef with Acronis.
     
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    btw image for windows comes with two boot discs. image for dos and image for linux. the latter uses the lastest linux kernel which should support your setup.
     
  4. ^Ale

    ^Ale Registered Member

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    Ditto
     
  5. pinso

    pinso Registered Member

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    i tried Norton Ghost, i liked it, mainly as any other IMAGE BACKUP WARE, it too can perform Bare Metal Restore, and in doing so , it asks for "Restoring the Disk Signature" option.
    This Feature is something i havn't come across:
    • Acronis True Image.
    • Paragon Drive Backup Pro.
    • Shadow Protect.

    But now i m using Paragon Drive Backup Pro, i found the Compression is similar to Acronis. And the whole GUI, is less complicated and simple. Instead of that Dam, Acronis which has too much features, promises a hell and performs averagely....and later problems crop up.
    I m not speaking for my self, just check the Acronis Forum and see for urself.
    I had some problem using Acronis, later i h' sworn to never, ever,ever, ever ,everrrrrrr......use Acronis True Image in Future again, even if i get it for free with Serial intact.
    But in the end its does the job of Imaging the Drive nicely, it was the other funtion in Acronis that gave me problem. 3 nights of restless sleep.

    It is what it is:
     
  6. Caos

    Caos Registered Member

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    Paragon Drive Backup Professional, Workstation, Server, and Enterprise Server.
    :)
     
  7. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

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    Ha, cool post. Reading this I remembered one of my drives is a Maxtor. So one of my tinkering episodes went wrong today and this saved my a$$.
     
  8. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

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    Tried O&O DiskImage and Paragon Backup and didn't like any of them :D
     
  9. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    I use BootIt Next Generation (BING) from TeraByte Unlimited.
     
  10. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    Drive snapshot.
     
  11. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    +1 for ShadowProtect Desktop :thumb:
     
  12. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

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    now using Macrium Reflect Free.
     
  13. culla

    culla Registered Member

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    Acronis TrueImage 11 Boot CD
     
  14. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    Removed Drive snapshot(Some errors while creating Backups:doubt: )
    Now trying Active@ Disk Image .;)
     
  15. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

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    Shadow Protect works well for me. I also have used Lenovo's solution that comes with their laptops. That was quite buggy!
     
  16. valnar

    valnar Registered Member

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    I use TeraByte's Image for Linux and Windows. I used to use Acronis TI.

    I have a BartPE boot disk with IFW on both a CDROM and USB flash drive. I also have IFL on a USB flash drive. I have more ways to backup online and offline than you can shake a stick at. It makes me warm and fuzzy like using Norton Utilities for DOS in the 1990's all over again. ;)
     
  17. osip

    osip Registered Member

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    I use IFD/ storagecrafts rescue cd/ ATI Linux rescue media...i.e all imaging/restoring through rescue disks without installation. All of them are full proof and just a matter of taste. Complete unnecessary to install these kinds of apps IMHO.
     
  18. ameyap

    ameyap Registered Member

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    paragon drive backup is amazing plus i got it for free as a giveaway
     
  19. 3GUSER

    3GUSER Registered Member

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    I've got a licence for Acronis True Image Home edition and I use it on Windows XP computers.

    I prefer the Windows 7 build-in image maker and of course use it on Windows 7.

    I don't own servers but clients with servers use Acronis,too.

    Acronis is very very popular,IMO. If you say Image , then Acronis is the first to pop-up in one's mind
     
  20. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

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    I use Paragon 10 as well as Macrium Reflect.

    Mirror image sets of backups via each application stored on two physically separated USB hard drives and accessible using rescue media.
     
  21. jdd58

    jdd58 Registered Member

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    Same here.
     
  22. leofelix

    leofelix Registered Member

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    Italy
    Acronis True Image home or Macrium Reflect free here
     
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