Acronis or Macrium as a "home" backup solution?

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  1. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #11

    Cool! I learned something from Try3, I never tried within Windows ATI backup, just took somebody's word for it.
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  2. Posts : 7,089
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       #12

    Macrium Reflect is excellent. I have only tried older versions of Acronis backup software and stopped using it since it was poorly engineered and supported.
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  3. Posts : 11,393
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #13

    Burgurne,

    I have had no problems with Acronis True Image. I only ever make full system images [not differentials, not incrementals].

    However, I chose Acronis several years ago when it had an additional capability that has since been removed [it could restore its own images and it could restore images made by Windows 7 itself so this made it very flexible].

    Now that Acronis can only work with its own images, I am aware of nothing to make it preferable to Macrium reflect [free]. Furthermore, there is a lot of help available in this forum for Macrium.

    If I was making my decision today, I would plump for Macrium reflect [free]
    - Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect - TenForumsTutorials.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 15 Oct 2019 at 08:37.
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  4. Posts : 2,502
    Win 11 Pro
       #14

    I had Acronis True Image. If failed me twice (the program not the created backup) and didn't get a third chance. I switched to Macrium Reflect.

    One comment on Incremental or whatever ever backup method other than a full disc image. We tried it on the file servers in the large LAN/WAN network where I used to work (I was a Network Manager). We tried making a full backup on Monday nights and then incrementals the rest of the week. It turned out to be a mess if a restore was needed, making sure the incrementals were loaded in the right sequence. It also took a lot more time to restore than just a full disc image (backup). We discontinued the incrementals and made full disc image backups every night.
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  5. Posts : 1,871
    W10 pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.610
       #15

    Macrium is an excellent choice, however if you are looking for freeware and want an Incremental option then you might want to consider AOMEI which is my preferred choice (even over Macrium).

    Acronis, once the top name bar none unfortunately lost its crown many years ago and I would caution against using the product these days. The Acronis forums are full of tales of woe.

    All the programs mentioned have the ability to run within Windows both for imaging and restores and really the only time you need use bootable media is if you are in dire straights and can not for what ever reason boot into the recovery environment within Windows.
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  6. Posts : 481
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       #16

    It does not have to be free, I will pay for _the best_ solution. The only little issue I have about Macrium is, that the boot media is based on Windows PE, where Acronis is based on Linux. I have not very good experience with Windows PE. But this experience is quite old, so maybe it is OK to use now?
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  7. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #17

    I think you can skip the WinPE?
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       #18

    Burgurne said:
    The only little issue I have about Macrium is, that the boot media is based on Windows PE, where Acronis is based on Linux. I have not very good experience with Windows PE. But this experience is quite old, so maybe it is OK to use now?
    The Macrium boot media is now based on either WinPE (the old original method) or now (by default) on WinRE. The WinRE it uses will be obtained from your own Windows recovery environment, so no big download from Microsoft is needed.

    One of the updated features in Macrium Reflect 7.2 is the new Rescue Media Builder that includes the option for Windows RE.
    The Macrium Rescue Environment - Macrium Software


    See also: Creating rescue media - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #19

    Burgurne said:
    It does not have to be free, I will pay for _the best_ solution. The only little issue I have about Macrium is, that the boot media is based on Windows PE, where Acronis is based on Linux. I have not very good experience with Windows PE. But this experience is quite old, so maybe it is OK to use now?
    RolandJS said:
    I think you can skip the WinPE?
    Yes, Macrium now defaults to using the current available Windows Recovery environment, If none found, it falls back to WinPE.

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  10. Posts : 520
    Windows 10 Pro
       #20

    Bree said:
    When I was looking for a better system imaging than Microsoft's built-in 'create a system image' my search started with Macrium Reflect Free - and stopped there too as it turned out to be reliable and do everything I needed.

    In fact, if you could make do with Differentials rather than Incrementals the free version should meet all your other requirements.

    Why not try the free version then, if you like it, upgrade to the paid version to get Incrementals too. In fact, the free version lets you have a trial of the fully paid features, so you could 'try before you buy'. Any images made by the free version would be identical to those made by the paid-for one, so you wouldn't have wasted your time testing the free one.
    Hi Bree.
    I never use Incrementals anyways, and I have a 4 Pack License.
    I prefer Full and Differential backups. I think Differentials are safer than Incrementals.
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