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jid

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Disc Image Software
« on: August 09, 2009, 08:06:21 PM »

Hi guys,

I have been considering backups recently as I currently only backup file to my External HDD.

I read that I can image my entire hard drive to external disc including the OS and simply copy it over to a new one in case of breakdown?

Acronis True Image - is it good and the best way to backup?

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Re: Disc Image Software
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 11:28:06 PM »

Acronis True Image has built up a good reputation over the years. This has made it one of the more popular programs for use as back up.

Other programs are available and you may wish to consider a RAID setup if you have sufficient space for further internal hard drives.
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Re: Disc Image Software
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 11:59:19 PM »

My personal choice is Norton Ghost.
(It's the only one I have ever used, and see no reason to change)
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Re: Disc Image Software
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 07:53:21 AM »

I once tried Norton Ghost years ago and did not like it, more recently I have used Acronis and found it excellent. I think I'm put off Norton products in generaly because of their reputation regarding removing Norton A/V.

Having said that I only regularly backup important files to an external hard drive. I've only ever had one hard drive fail on over 10 years and that was obvious before it stopped completely and was replaced without data loss. Obviously YMMV....
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Re: Disc Image Software
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 08:04:44 AM »

Hi there,

I also use Acronis True Image. It came in very handy when I needed to physically replace an internal hard disk with a larger one. MY PC only has the facility for 1 internal disk and it was beginning to get full, so I didn't really have a choice. Acronis worked like a dream and I now take regular backups to an external HD each month.

Good luck,


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Re: Disc Image Software
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 04:24:28 PM »

Thanks to everyone for replying.

I have looked on Amazon an Acronis has great reviews and is 24.97 whereas Norton Ghost is 39.10

I think Acronis it is.

Thanks for the advice guys, appreicated.
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Re: Disc Image Software
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 10:07:37 PM »

I have never had a problem using Norton Ghost in over 10 years.

It is one of the only Norton programes that does what it says on the tin.
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Re: Disc Image Software
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 10:37:16 PM »

There is a freeware option called DriveImage XML available at http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm
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