Macrium Reflect vs Acronis  

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  1. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #131

    Superfly said:
    Pffft Java? LOL! Swing away.
    Hi there
    For Non programmers I find you can't really beat Python -- can do all sorts of things that work quite simply and easily. I think some big companies are using PYTHON for developing forms of A.I and Robotics rather than attempting to write zillions of lines of code in things like C++ etc. !!

    I used REXX years ago too which was really simple shame it never went out to the wider community back then - used it on an IBM Mainframe with TSO - Those types of Computer languages are really easy to use and being Interpreters they can run on any OS so you can in theory create an application and run it on any machine. Modern hardware can easily afford the overhead of using an Interpreter and these things can also use OO (Object Orientated).

    The great advantage is that you describe essentially in plain English (or whatever) the problem you want to solve and don't have to worry about detailed coding. If you get the algorithm right you get your application up and running very quickly rather than having to spend hours in debugging convoluted code. You also get to see very quickly if your application works !!!!!

    I know O.T but had to reply to the Java thing -- not sure why anybody bothers with that any more.

    As far as the UI of MF is concerned -- does anybody really bother -- if you are backing up or restoring why on earth would you care.

    What I would suggest would be a great feature even if its part of the paid version would be a decent Backup Cataloging system (also with facilities to add user notes) - so you could just do easy searches for backup sets / data files.

    Cheers
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  2. Posts : 1,197
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       #132

    jimbo45 said:
    I know O.T but had to reply to the Java thing -- not sure why anybody bothers with that any more.
    Just to give you only one (semi-)important example of an answer to your question:

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  3. Posts : 60
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       #133

    Hello Everyone,

    I would like to know if Macrium Reflect run from a USB Flash drive can be augmented with drivers to be able to access Marvell 88SE9172 and Marvell 88SE9215 controllers ?

    Also has anyone tried USB 3.0 connection with an Etron EJ168 controller?

    I have been using Acronis Backup 11.7.50088 for years successfully, but version 15 I find to be unusable.
    I have had some success with version 12.5.16428 but after reading this thread, I am nervous about one day finding a backup to be un-restoreable and being up the creek without a paddle.

    So I am thinking about giving Macrium Reflect a try, but the controllers I have can be very cranky. It took a lot to figure out how to get Acronis to work with them, and I am really not looking forward to re-inventing the wheel if Macrium poses the same kinds of impediments with these controllers.

    Any info appreciated.
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  4. Posts : 29,641
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #134

    Win10Newbie9000 said:
    I would like to know if Macrium Reflect run from a USB Flash drive can be augmented with drivers....
    See if this helps.....

    Adding device drivers to Windows PE - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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  5. Posts : 60
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       #135

    Thank you, Bree.

    It is nice that the program tells you what additional drivers are required by your current setup.

    With Acronis Backup you have to just take an educated guess.
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  6. Posts : 25
    win 20h2
       #136

    THIS IS OVER A YEAR OLD!! - Is Acronis still junk now? I need daily automated docs-only backup
    Is the free Macrium any better for auto dailies?
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  7. Posts : 16,008
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3448
       #137

    rikiRetardo said:
    THIS IS OVER A YEAR OLD!! - Is Acronis still junk now?
    Different people have different opinions. I have been using versions of Acronis True Image successfully for a decade and have never regarded it as junk. I make a new system image every month & I use RoboCopy to backup my own files.

    For documents-only backups [the subject of your own thread] you might find system imaging a bit much.
    - You'll no doubt get lots of suggestions in your own thread.
    need advice - daily backup program to buy??
    - The paid version of Macrium reflect can backup individual folders & files but the free version cannot.
    - There's nothing inherently wrong with frequent imaging and you can use differential/incremental imaging with MR to limit the amount of work that needs to be done each time [the free version has one of those, the paid version has both]. It's just that simpler solutions can also cope with the job of backing up your documents.

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 60
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       #138

    rikiRetardo said:
    THIS IS OVER A YEAR OLD!! - Is Acronis still junk now? I need daily automated docs-only backup
    Is the free Macrium any better for auto dailies?
    I have spent several months of on and off trying to make Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 work reliably for myself. I have had limited success with a lot of help of Acronis tech support. Forget version 15. I had no luck making it do what I need. The universal restore in 15 is really not usable for me. 12.5 may work okay, I still have a lot more trying to do, but I have had a family medical situation going on and other limitations that do not afford me any time for non-essential things. If you can make Macrium work for you, go in that direction. No one should have to put in the experimenting I have had to try to get Acronis to work right for me. I am only doing it because I had so many successful years with earlier versions. Once I can resume my testing, if I can't make it work right for me in a short time, I am abandoning it also. I don't have the energy and time to keep trying, and there is no reason I should have to.
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