Macrium Reflect vs Acronis

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  1. JohnBurns's Avatar
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       #11

    Steve C said:
    My thoughts are that Acronis software is poorly engineered and supported. Use Macrium Reflect in preference.
    I agree - My pc is hdd + optane memory. Macrium Reflect works perfectly - adding RST driver automatically. Even with Acronis Support, I can't get Acronis to work properly.
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #12

    JohnBurns said:
    I agree - My pc is hdd + optane memory. Macrium Reflect works perfectly - adding RST driver automatically. Even with Acronis Support, I can't get Acronis to work properly.
    You got good support from Acronis??
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #13

    Hi folks

    Macrium even loads "Obscure" drivers if required

    I have no problem restoring VM's created on QEMU/KVM using for the HDD drive the win-virtio paravirtualised HDD driver for the HDD's --- didn't have to do anything special -- just took a backup in the usual way from within Windows Virtual Machine and then tested a restore from the stand alone bootable media which I created . Macrium on restore automatically also loaded the paravirtualised drivers for Display adapter and network card -- using Virtio (dramatically improves VM performance !!)

    Macrium Reflect vs Acronis-screenshot_20200203_082217.png

    (Note QEMU/KVM VM's allow direct booting from a USB device from within the VM -- you don't need to create an iso image and boot from that -- however this isn't about VM's -- just that Macrium is capable of all the tasks I've thrown at it without fail).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 03 Feb 2020 at 02:33. Reason: Added screenshot showing Virtio disk and display driver
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  4. JohnBurns's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Version 1909 (Build 18363.815
       #14

    Steve C said:
    You got good support from Acronis??
    Actually support was reasonably prompt but not very helpful technically....they seemed to think I should have the answer rather than for them to to answer my question. It's still pending with no resolution after quite some time.
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  5. Posts : 16
    windows 10
       #15

    Dont forget VEEAM Free works fantastic and fully comes with free support even for business
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  6. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 19043.962
       #16

    Macrium Reflect is the best out there. Acronis I used for about 4 days 9 years ago. It in my opinion is Garbage and as gar as I now they do not have a free version but MR does.
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  7. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #17

    Josey Wales said:
    Macrium Reflect is the best out there. Acronis I used for about 4 days 9 years ago. It in my opinion is Garbage and as gar as I now they do not have a free version but MR does.
    Not only is it garbage but the version I used did not uninstall effectively and left behind many remnants.
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  8. pietcorus2's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #18

    " Not only is it garbage but the version I used did not uninstall effectively and left behind many remnants. "................indeed!
    After complete uninstall I could not use Windows Backup anymore , broken , I had to keep a few reg-files ( of Acronis ) , now all is ok again !
    Will never use it again , only Macrium ( number 1!) , Aomei, Active Bootdisk...........
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  9. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #19

    Hi there
    Years ago I tried it (Acronis) and it failed on RESTORE while BACKUP appeared to work -- so whatever package you use ALWAYS TEST RESTORE functionality --you don't want to find you've been taking apparently good backups for a while and then the first time you need a restore you get errors etc.

    This was way before Macrium was even available -- so I went back to the old Norton Ghost for a while ---anybody out there old enough to remember that package -- which was for its day quite reasonable .

    I was introduced to Macrium later (by member of these Forums --thanks people) and its been perfect ever since -- when there have been problems as I believe there was a big one around the time Windows version 1903 came out the MF team fixed it pretty quickly.

    You can't IMO go wrong with Macrium --for I would suggest around 90% of typical users out there the Free version is more than sufficient (note no annoying "Go Pro or upgrade" nags either.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. SoFine409's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro
       #20

    Same experiences as previous posters. Acronis failed to restore and left remnants that could not be removed. Macrium has never failed me.
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