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Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:15 PM
Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:44 PM
Two I would recommend. Aoemi Backupper Standard and Macrium Free. Both will create a bootable disk, either one based on Windows or Linux. But, the only one that will restore an GPT disk image with a EFI partition to a blank drive is Macrium. It can be done with Aoemi but the disk has to be converted to a GPT disk before restoring the partition created by Aoemi. See this post at Wilderssecurity. The Restore Environment the poster mentions is the Aoemi PE disk that includes a number of Utilities. Aoemi PE builder is free and I recommend it as it can be used to recover files from an unbootable drive as long as it is not failing.
I believe the linux disk in the latest version overcomes this issue but I can't confirm that. Both will let you explore the disk image created. One of the drawbacks of Clonezilla. Both will let you do sector by sector backups but I have never used this option and have always had good luck with the restores.
Aoemi Backupper also has file backup with scheduler and Full, Incremental, and Differential Backup capability . Aoemi Edition Comparison
Edit: I would highly recommend you do not backup to an optical disk(s). You probably would be able to do it to a disk but I would spend a little money and get a good 1TB external drive. The backup will be much faster. I would also mention that I do not know if the two imaging programs can backup to BluRay. That you would have to confirm from either Aoemi or Macrium.
Edited by JohnC_21, 21 May 2015 - 01:51 PM.
Posted 21 May 2015 - 04:57 PM
I use Acronis True Image 2015 and have used Acronis products for years with great success.
I've heard a lot of good about Macrium Reflect also - but haven't tried it myself
Windows backup options are becoming better as time goes on, but I haven't worked with them since the DOS days.
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