Macrium Reflect vs Acronis

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  1. jadinolf's Avatar
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    pietcorus2 said:
    " 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...........
    Same here and I paid for 4 licenses.
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       #22

    jadinolf said:
    Same here and I paid for 4 licenses.


    Try Veeam its free
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  3. jadinolf's Avatar
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       #23

    john510 said:
    Try Veeam its free
    No, that was years ago.
    I am good now.
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  4. pietcorus2's Avatar
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       #24

    Macrium is THE number 1 !
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  5. Posts : 1,418
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    MR7 may be number 1 for many, however, I have always made "dual images" with MR7 and Image for Windows. If for some reason one of the two cannot restore, the other works just fine. There has been a few cases where 7.2.xxxx will not restore, DSperber gave a great work-around, now, once again, MR7 can restore. Sometimes IfW will not restore, having MR7 around - a big plus.

    I corrected my error -- "somes" into "sometimes" - after the next poster :)
    Last edited by RolandJS; 28 Feb 2020 at 09:43.
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  6. Steve C's Avatar
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       #26

    RolandJS said:
    MR7 may be number 1 for many, however, I have always made "dual images" with MR7 and Image for Windows. If for some reason one of the two cannot restore, the other works just fine. There has been a few cases where 7.2.xxxx will not restore, DSperber gave a great work-around, now, once again, MR7 can restore. Somes IfW will not restore, having MR7 around - a big plus.
    I make an automatic backup to a permanently connected drive and also do a manual backup to an external drive stored offline in case of a serious malware attack.
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  7. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #27

    Steve C said:
    I make an automatic backup to a permanently connected drive and also do a manual backup to an external drive stored offline in case of a serious malware attack.
    Hi there
    @Steve C

    I doubt these days if malware would be a major problem --certainly not on typical HOME machines -- many other good reasons for taking backups -- BUT it's always good to have an extra copy OFFLINE of a backup. Hardware can get broken , HDD's wear out / get corrupted, the OS fails (Windows has been known to have the odd BSOD from time to time !!!!) , to say nothing of accidental user errors e.g inadvertent deletion, equipment loss or theft, applications or windows update hoses up system etc etc.

    Data for a lot of people is probably more valuable than the hardware so having an extra backup - especially offline makes sense -- just doing it because you *might* get malware is not the best reason for backing up.

    Cheers
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  8. Steve C's Avatar
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       #28

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    @Steve C

    I doubt these days if malware would be a major problem --certainly not on typical HOME machines -- many other good reasons for taking backups -- BUT it's always good to have an extra copy OFFLINE of a backup. Hardware can get broken , HDD's wear out / get corrupted, the OS fails (Windows has been known to have the odd BSOD from time to time !!!!) , to say nothing of accidental user errors e.g inadvertent deletion, equipment loss or theft, applications or windows update hoses up system etc etc.

    Data for a lot of people is probably more valuable than the hardware so having an extra backup - especially offline makes sense -- just doing it because you *might* get malware is not the best reason for backing up.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I use the "belt and braces" approach as the UK saying goes.
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  9. Posts : 1,418
       #29

    "...automatic backup to a permanently connected drive..." the only possible problem I can see is -- ransomware. Otherwise, having two backups is another portion of the famous 3-2-1 Idea. My ext USB 1TB backup HDDs are locked into a small backup safe.

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  10. storageman's Avatar
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       #30

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    @Steve C

    I doubt these days if malware would be a major problem --certainly not on typical HOME machines -- many other good reasons for taking backups -- BUT it's always good to have an extra copy OFFLINE of a backup. Hardware can get broken , HDD's wear out / get corrupted, the OS fails (Windows has been known to have the odd BSOD from time to time !!!!) , to say nothing of accidental user errors e.g inadvertent deletion, equipment loss or theft, applications or windows update hoses up system etc etc.

    Data for a lot of people is probably more valuable than the hardware so having an extra backup - especially offline makes sense -- just doing it because you *might* get malware is not the best reason for backing up.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Why do I do offsite backups - Answer = "Home fires". You never know. I keep 1 copy locally in a fireproof safe (3hr @2400 deg) and a second backup copy at my son's house. I figure the chance of both homes burning down at the same time would only occur if the EARTH gets hit by a meteorite and if that is the case, it won't make any difference.

    I can easily build a new machine, but I can't easily build all of the data + Software.
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