Hey all, I've been using Macrium Reflect Free Edition for some time now to safeguard against catastrophic failure. I'm considering getting a licensed version of either it or something like Acronis True Image that will support incremental backups. As it stands now, with the free version backups take many hours which would lead me to think the process is putting undue wear and tear on my backup drive. I've also seen some free software that folks claim to be excellent, Clonezilla comes to mind.
To get more to the point, I'm noticing features listed in comparisons for various backup software packages, some of which don't seem to be explained very well. I've read a bit about 'Restoring to dissimilar hardware' features and the like but I'm wondering if all of that is really necessary or can you just implement a Windows recovery and get the same effect?
If anyone has any recommendation or would like to share their personal backup formula that would be appreciated. Network backup would be helpful as well.