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Acronis True Image Home 2010 (excellent backup software!) HALF PRICE £19.99 @ Amazon
Acronis True Image Home 2010 (excellent backup software!) HALF PRICE £19.99 @ Amazon

Acronis True Image Home 2010 (excellent backup software!) HALF PRICE £19.99 @ Amazon

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This software is great - miles better (and easier to use!) than Ghost. Saved my bacon serveral times.

Create a complete image of your hard drive and then restore it when needed.

Excellent value.

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Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free works every bit as well and does all you really need for... oh, free!

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2010 version is FULL of bugs - AVOID!

2 of 3 backups I tested verified fine but software crashed when trying to recover files (tried on 3 different PCs!).

check out the amazon reviews!

csiman;8419486

2010 version is FULL of bugs - AVOID!2 of 3 backups I tested verified … 2010 version is FULL of bugs - AVOID!2 of 3 backups I tested verified fine but software crashed when trying to recover files (tried on 3 different PCs!).check out the amazon reviews!



Did you download the latest updates? I have not had any issues at all...I back up to a network storage, daily differentials and have restored many a file...

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Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free works every bit as well and does all … Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free works every bit as well and does all you really need for... oh, free!



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Badgie;8418805

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free works every bit as well and does all … Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free works every bit as well and does all you really need for... oh, free!





Used it - didnt like it as much as this Im afraid. Sorry. Besides there are lots of Acronis fans on here that like this.
As for bugs - no problems (touch wood) for me so far. Backed up and extracted fine. As with all software always look for updates as soon as you install it.

I could never get it to recognise my raid 0 when restoring an image. And as the recovery CD is linux based, finding drivers for it was just not worth it.

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karem_lore;8419987

Did you download the latest updates? I have not had any issues at … Did you download the latest updates? I have not had any issues at all...I back up to a network storage, daily differentials and have restored many a file...


yep - single file recoveries seemed ok but it failed 3 times to do a complete recovery. I guess you havent tried that option :w00t:

sorry, but any backup software should work first time out the box. Not rely on patches released at a later date so that one can perform a restore.

csiman;8421203

yep - single file recoveries seemed ok but it failed 3 times to do a … yep - single file recoveries seemed ok but it failed 3 times to do a complete recovery. I guess you havent tried that option :w00t:sorry, but any backup software should work first time out the box. Not rely on patches released at a later date so that one can perform a restore.



It worked fine on mine 3 days ago when I restored a FULL image from February!

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csiman;8421203

yep - single file recoveries seemed ok but it failed 3 times to do a … yep - single file recoveries seemed ok but it failed 3 times to do a complete recovery. I guess you havent tried that option :w00t:sorry, but any backup software should work first time out the box. Not rely on patches released at a later date so that one can perform a restore.




Could be indicitive of a drive thats not right - or has bad clusters on it. Worth checking just in case.

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Could be indicitive of a drive thats not right - or has bad clusters on … Could be indicitive of a drive thats not right - or has bad clusters on it. Worth checking just in case.


I tried it on 3 different PCs (3 different full pc backups too) - external HDD and DVD-Rs

went back to 2009 version and worked perfectly :thumbsup:

All free and comments courtesy of Gizmo's Freeware

GFI BACKUP home edition is my first recommendation for the average user. GFI Backup replaces the old Titan Backup. It is fairly easy to use, backs up archives as zip files with or without encryption, has an easy to use scheduler, supports a variety of backup locations, will do incremental and differential backups, and has a restore function that will help you restore complete archives or individual files. GFI also has support for backing up files even if they are in use. All in all if you have already been using Titan Backup in the past you will find GFI to have a simular user experience with some nice extra features.

FBackup is my second choice for the average user. FBackup is a freeware backup solution from the creators of the popular commercial application Backup4All. FBackup has a unique wizard which supports the free Backup4all plugins that will help you automatically backup data from a wide variety of different programs. For example if you use the Firefox or Opera browser, you could download and install the respective plugin, and once selected it will automatically backup all your user data such as bookmarks, history, and stored passwords. (See this link for available plugins) FBackup supports volume shadow copy so that it is able to backup files that are in use.

Cobian Backup. It's been around for quite a while, and although it's basic, it is totally reliable. When I say basic I mean it, because there's not even a restore feature! (Since it creates archives in zip format, data can easily be recovered with about any archive utility) It's used by thousands of organizations and individual users, and has the advantage of a strong user community. There's a Unicode version that only works with Windows NT and later, and a second version that doesn't support Unicode, but works with all Windows versions. It supports shadow copy so it can backup files that are in use at the time of backup. Encryption of the archives is also supported.

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Free (essentially rebadged) versions of TrueImage are available if you … Free (essentially rebadged) versions of TrueImage are available if you have one of the following makes of HD:Maxtor:][COLOR=#336699]http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=MaxBlast_5&vgnextoid=7add8b9c4a8ff010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD[/COLOR]Seagate:][COLOR=#336699]http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=DiscWizard&vgnextoid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD[/COLOR]Western Digital:][COLOR=#336699]http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp[/COLOR]Stompa



Thanks Stompa downloaded WD offering, saved a few quid.. Cheers :thumbsup:

As per Redskywalker comment:
I use GFI and its excellent, I had been a user of the past 3 versions of Acronis, GFI is every bit as good...
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