Which software would you choose?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by ITguyonline, Nov 17, 2012.

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  1. ITguyonline

    ITguyonline Registered Member

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    Hey,

    Which software would you choose to do cold backup from the list below and why?


    Active@ Disk Image
    Acronis True Image
    Symantec System Recovery
    ShadowProtect
     
  2. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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  3. ams963

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    I would choose Shadow Protect simply because it's the best.
     
  4. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    I tried only ATI and I like it. So I would choose it.
     
  5. Cruise

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    While I would not install ATI for creating hot backups (the app is way too system-invasive!), for cold backups (and restores) I'd definitely go with ATI as long as its Linux boot-disk recognizes all of your drives!

    Reason 1: ATI's boot-disk is the fastest of your group to bootup (CD vs. CD) and has a nice GUI.

    Reason 2: ATI will backup your drive/partition faster than any other app in your group.

    Reason 3: ATI has always created reliable (cold) backups and restores for me.

    Cruise

    PS. Welcome to the forum!
     
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  6. pirej

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    I would go for Acronis too, for cold backup/restore, i have tested many of them, and Acronis is/was fastest and it never failed.
    I don't have it installed too, i just use the boot media.
     
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    The one which fills my needs and has the best price.
     
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    Will definitely go for ATI. Provided as mentioned by Cruise "as long as its Linux boot-disk recognizes all of your drives!"

    Experienced that one in one of the old pc's I have and that happens even if you have the latest chipset drivers. The linux boot cd would say that "Acronis True Image has not detected any hard drives..etc". I ended up making a WinPE disc which read all the drives correct!

    I used Paragon / Macrium products and yes ATI creates and recovers the fastest.
     
  9. ITguyonline

    ITguyonline Registered Member

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    Thanks all.
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  10. Solarlynx

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    You can trust your choice in imaging apps only if you had successful restores on your hardware.
     
  11. The Shadow

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    Truer words were never spoken. I have personally created some very smooth (and validated) backups which would not restore my system 'when the chips were down'!

    TS
     
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