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  1.    05 Feb 2015 #1

    Giving up Acronis in favour of FREE AOMEI


    Hi there

    I've been trying out the FREE version of AOMEI backup -- seems to have everything I need including Differentials / incrementals , explore Images, disk / partition / file backup restore / image checking, Linux partitions etc.

    Can also disable VSS when running on Windows -- sometimes I've had problems with things like Macrium with VSS. AOMEI can use it's own internal locking if backing up while Windows is running.

    Seems quite fast too.

    I like the clean interface as well. I might well switch to this one after I've given it a robust trial. I was a long time user of Acronis but it seems to be sliding downhill at the moment - I never realized at how much has been removed from AT2105 even though it has a slightly better interface than ATH2014.

    Anyway I suggest if you want a decent FREE backup utility which is far better than FREE Macrium and which runs on Windows as well as a bootable stand alone version I suggest you try it.

    (Before RESTORING ensure you have a restorable image from another system you've tried -- I don't think there's any problem but it pays to be safe when testing a new product like this -- also backup and restore an image initially that doesn't have critical data (e.g don't start with the OS).

    AOMEI Windows Backup, Cloning, and Recovery Software

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    08 Feb 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I've been trying out the FREE version of AOMEI backup -- seems to have everything I need including Differentials / incrementals , explore Images, disk / partition / file backup restore / image checking, Linux partitions etc.

    Can also disable VSS when running on Windows -- sometimes I've had problems with things like Macrium with VSS. AOMEI can use it's own internal locking if backing up while Windows is running.

    Seems quite fast too.
    Hi Jimbo, I can vouch for AOMEI, I have been using it for over 3 years.
    Also has SSD optimization.
    I clone drives as backup - just switch drives should one fail, much quicker than restoring images!!
    I can only recall one failure which was attempting to clone a Toshiba satellite drive running W8.1
    Not sure of the exact failure report but it was something about having too many partititions.
    Windows MBR, OS , Hidden recovery, Data, another hidden partion; or something like that.
    I had to restore from a backup image as you correctly suggest.
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  3.    08 Feb 2015 #3
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    Going to have to give this a try. I've been using the Acronis WD version.
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  4.    08 Feb 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Thanks for the info. jimbo.
    I've been using Acronis for a few years also. The latest version I have is 2014, which I had on Win 8.1.
    I found it to be always running in one form or another. It took up a lot of HDD space also.
    Now with Win 10 clean install I was looking for something new which was lighter and I think AOMEI will be good.
    Going to D/L and give it a work out for a few days.
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  5.    08 Feb 2015 #5

    besb "much quicker than restoring images" Lol. I love that and admire your skill - no sarcasm. It takes me about ten minutes to undo all those minute screws on a laptop, my image is usually done by then.
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  6.    08 Feb 2015 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Thanks for the info. jimbo.
    I found it to be always running in one form or another. It took up a lot of HDD space also.
    ays.
    There are three items in the startup tab on the task manager. You can disable these without loss (unless you need to schedule etc..) Only problem is whenever you attempt an operation, it asks if it can switch on the scheduler to begin. You agree and it does it instantly. But, in any case, I found it easier to make an Acronis boot disk and run my operations from that
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  7.    08 Feb 2015 #7
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    I am using Acronis but after reading this thread I am going to try AOMEI. What is the difference between the free and pay version?
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  8.    08 Feb 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Thanks for the info. jimbo.
    I found it to be always running in one form or another. It took up a lot of HDD space also.
    ays.
    There are three items in the startup tab on the task manager. You can disable these without loss (unless you need to schedule etc..) Only problem is whenever you attempt an operation, it asks if it can switch on the scheduler to begin. You agree and it does it instantly. But, in any case, I found it easier to make an Acronis boot disk and run my operations from that
    Interesting, how does the boot disk work ? Would I just use it and not have install the program ?
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  9.    08 Feb 2015 #9

    You need to initially install, in order to make the boot disk, which is one of the options. After that, if you wish, you can uninstall the program again. I guess Acronis take the view that you have a paid up legit copy, so what you do with it afterwards is your concern. I leave it on though, because it does have other uses. For example, if you just need to back up a small portion of the OS, it is a little quicker.
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  10.    08 Feb 2015 #10
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    If I leave the program installed, I would have to disable the three items in start up.
    Would there be anything else so nothing runs in the background ?
    Do you think it is better than AOMEI ?
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