Why does Paragon takes to long?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheMozart, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    When I use Acronis Trueimage, it takes 20 minutes to backup my hard drive and for the image to be created.

    However, when I use Paragon Backup & Recovery™ 2011 (Advanced) Free to backup the same hard drive, it takes 50 minutes.

    Why? And is there a way to make it create the image faster like TrueImage does?
     
  2. Cudni

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    are both used with default settings or did you tweak one and not the other? in another words check settings
     
  3. The Hammer

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    I wonder if Paragons paid versions are any quicker than the free?
     
  4. andylau

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    No,

    I have tested both Acronis and Paragon Paid version (and others),
    Acronis takes about 4 mins for imaging Win7 OS partition
    Paragon takes about 7 mins for imaging Win7 OS partition

    The speed of paragon is not fast.:D
     
  5. TheMozart

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    Default settings. But I played around with different settings.

    Paragon FREE created an image and restored it fine. I like it better than Acronis because Acronis always changes my drive letters around for some odd reason when restoring image, but Paragon does not :)

    And I was able to create a USB stick boot rescue, but with Acronis it's not possible.
     
  6. TheMozart

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    Does anyone know how this Paragon version is different to the Free one?

    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

    Limitations: WinPE recovery media is not included in this download. That's a shame :(
     
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    I can't comment on the Paragon vs. Acronis speed question; I haven't used Acronis for a couple of years.

    I do know that every version of Paragon B&R I've tried since version 9 is slightly faster than the comparible version of Macrium Reflect. Those are the two backup solutions I use.

    As far as the GAOTD offer.
    I wonder how it can be named ...'Compact".
    Even with no WinPE recovery media included the download package is 304MB ! :eek:
     
  8. Umbra

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    20gb system partition, Paragon and Acronis on default setting.

    ATI : 20mn
    Paragon : 15mn
     
  9. napoleon1815

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    Having used both off and on for many years, I can tell you that Paragon (for whatever reasons) is slower...one of the slower imagers I have. It is, however, very reliable...and since I do offline images, I run it overnight and use the "shutdown the computer" when complete option.
     
  10. Robin A.

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    I have recently used Paragon HDM 2011 Suite, O&O Disk Image 6, ShadowProtect. All of them create an image of my Windows 7 x64 system partition in less than 10 minutes, working from a WinPE boot medium. The images are about 10-11 GB.

    The fastest imager is SP, as is well known. The slowest I have used in the Windows 7 built-in. It takes it more than 15 min to create an image of my system partition.
     
  11. napoleon1815

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    Thanks for the insight Robin! I know you use Paragon a lot.
     
  12. Scott W

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    I also found Paragon's imaging products to be painfully slow compared to others I've used so I no longer use Paragon for backing-up as there are other (free and paid) programs that are much faster, more user-friendly, and just as reliable.

    Paragon's slowness may not be as apparent to Robin because of the relatively small (<11GB) backup, but it stands out like a 'sore thumb' with large backups!
     
  13. TheMozart

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    Which shadowing system are you using when backing up? MS Windows or the Paragon one?
     
  14. TheMozart

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    So what free program do you use which is faster, yet as reliable as Paragon?
     
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    You probably asked that of Scott, but fwiw here's my input...

    Free: Keriver 1-Click Restore
    Paid: Drive Snapshot, Image For Windows, ShadowProtect
     
  16. Robin A.

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    11GB is the size of the image. The Windows 7 x64 installation uses about 30GB, which I suppose is a "normal" size when there is no "data" (personal information) in the system partition, which is my case.

    About Paragon, I think the time to image can increase significantly when some files or folders are excluded from the backup.
     
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    I think he asked for free program which is faster, yet as reliable as Paragon...not slower or as slow as paragon..
     
  18. TheMozart

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    So Keriver 1-Click Restore is as slow as Paragon, even slower?
     
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    if you try it yourself...you'll know what I mean...then again, it's only what I experienced.:) ..
    I found macrium reflect free to be the fastest among the free ones.:cool: .. and shadow protect is truly amazing..the fastest of all.:D ..
     
  20. TheMozart

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    It's a shame Shadow Protect don't offer a free version.
     
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    yeah totally...and furthermore it's very expensive....
     
  22. pandlouk

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    Give a try to "ActiveImage Protector free".
    http://aipfree.com/
    Is as fast as ShadowProtect.

    Panagiotis
     
  23. TheMozart

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    If it ain't in Softpedia, I won't download it.
     
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    one drawback though...AIP uses Microsoft's VSS framework to create snapshots for volumes, if it isn't working properly then the backup will fail...whereas every other apps I tried like macrium, keriver, etc. will backup anyways even if vss is not available...this a prob because vss does not work in my xp..so no aip for me...macrium uses pssnap instead and makes images smoothly....

    virus total says it's clean site...so no worries...
     
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  25. Scott W

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    I also found AIP-Free to be very fast backing-up, but imho its Linux boot-recovery disk is horrible! :thumbd:

    I wound-up buying IFW (the price is relatively low) and I think it's terrific. :thumb:
     
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