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2016 Best Backup s/w for external drive? Win 10


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#1 hateway

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 12:56 PM

I had always thought Acronis was good, but I see many bad reviews for recovery/UI. Any ideas? Many thanks!

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:04 PM

I had always thought Acronis was good, but I see many bad reviews for recovery/UI. Any ideas? Many thanks!

Edit: Moved topic from Business Applications to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Thanks, sorry I thought this was business related. Where did you move it?



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:09 PM

I had always thought Acronis was good, but I see many bad reviews for recovery/UI. Any ideas? Many thanks!

Acronis True Image for making backup images, for restoring images, etc., works very well!  I did manage to get the F11 Acronis WinPE added to the bcd on at least two of three computers. Tell me more about your experience with ReoveryUI, I'd like to learn more.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:18 PM

Macrium Free for Disk Image only backups

 

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

 

Aomei Backupper Standard free if you also want file backups.

 

http://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:29 AM

My favorite is Paragon. Never got problems with it until today. Using on Vista and XP with success. There is also a free version supporting Windows 10. I installed it on Windows 7, but didn't restore from a backup yet:

 

https://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/

 

I got a lot of headaches with Acronis on Vista. So I switched to Paragon years ago.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:38 AM

devilus, your experiences and those of others was one reason I use: Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image, and I'm just beginning to use Image for Windows.  Knowing how to comfortably use more than one gives me flexibility if troubles happen.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 10:48 AM

I think, RolandJS is a person who likes to make jokes.

 

Not sure how to feel about this. :devil:  or :) .


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 10:56 AM

I think, RolandJS is a person who likes to make jokes.

 

Not sure how to feel about this. :devil:  or :) .

No joking matter when it comes to making restorable backups. I was replying to your comments:

"...My favorite is Paragon. Never got problems with it until today. Using on Vista and XP with success.

There is also a free version supporting Windows 10. I installed it on Windows 7, but didn't restore from a backup yet:

I got a lot of headaches with Acronis on Vista. So I switched to Paragon years ago."

You mentioned having problems with Acronis awhile back; and you mention having a little problem with Paragon presently.

The fact that problem DO happen during backups, during restores, to me in the past also, made me decide to have three backup/restore programs -- just in case one of three becomes no longer in good working order.

I have six usb platter 1TB hard-drives, two for each of my three computers; and four more in storage.

When it comes to making restorable backups -- no jokes.


Edited by RolandJS, 19 May 2016 - 11:31 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:20 AM

 

....and you mention having a little problem with Paragon presently.

....

 

Woow. You are a good follower and have a good memory. I wrote that in another topic. :thumbup2:

And sorry. I didn't mean any harm.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:33 AM

 

 

....and you mention having a little problem with Paragon presently...

Woow. You are a good follower and have a good memory. I wrote that in another topic. :thumbup2:

And sorry. I didn't mean any harm.

No problem at all!  Added you to my friends group;  hey anyone who backs up his/her stuff regularly is aok  :)

Because we do make backups, we can share "gallows humor" when such temporarily fail.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:09 PM

Am i the only one that uses CloneZilla?

 

Mind you, I've recently run into problems with loading the UBCD on my old laptop, but l've now been able to boot up with UBCD so l go into Parted Magic and load CloneZilla, and while backing up, the buffer size / speed goes from 1.5 GB/s right the way down to (after about 2 hours) 19Mb/s, i.e. it grinds to a halt, while my laptop gets hotter and hotter. Weird. I may need to fiddle with expert settings.

 

 

Edit: ok ok you're talking about external drives not internal.


Edited by MajesticFailure, 19 May 2016 - 09:09 PM.





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