I would like to enter into a philosophic discussion about the fundamental meaning of the idea of a "back-up", if anyone is interested. I think there is a lot of confusion about this and that is the reason it makes sense to ask about the difference between a "clone" and an "image", for instance, but the answers one gets to these questions are so unsatisfying. I believe Acronis, as a software company is itself unsure of the meaning. I would like to discuss what I think it means if anyone would like to do so. I think if we could agree on what it means then our discussions could be far more illuminating.