View Poll Results: What backup / imaging software you use?

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  • Acronis

    9 11.11%
  • Aomei

    9 11.11%
  • EaseUS

    7 8.64%
  • Norton

    0 0%
  • Macrium

    54 66.67%
  • Paragon

    2 2.47%
  • SyncToy

    2 2.47%
  • Windows Backup

    6 7.41%
  • Something else

    10 12.35%
  • None

    3 3.70%
Multiple Choice Poll.
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  1.    25 Aug 2016 #21
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 748
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64

    I first learned about Macrium Reflex Free from sevenforums and have used it ever since.
    I have 3 systems with SSD's and the 2 desktops have HDD's also where I store my data files.
    I do a full image of the SSD's right after a Windows update or other programs updates and copy them to a HDD on my main system.
    I use SyncToy to back up my data to 2 external USB drives and this includes the Macrium images.

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  2.    26 Aug 2016 #22
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 47
    Windows 10 pro 64bit

    For primary backups I use Macrium Reflect Free version It works, easy to use, but has advanced options if you need them. There was few problems but not as much as for example with windows Backup. I use free version and it's enough for most part in my usage although i would like to have Incremental and file backups (from paid version). Worst thing about paid version that upgrades are not free.
    As secondary test Backup I use Aomei Backupper free version it is quite simple I think that macrium has better complex/simple balance and Macrium UI is better. There is few advantages thought free upgrades for paid version, free version can do incremental (but can't differential) backups.
    As macrium free doesn't have file backup I use FreeFileSync for file backups, It's great file sync software with versioning and lots of options but you need to be careful while installing to not get PUP.
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  3.    26 Aug 2016 #23
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 18,511
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Oh one more thing I like about Macrium, you can easily mount the image by double clicking it, and copy files and folder if you need something, be it data, font's or even system files(do you need to replace a .dll for an older version?).
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  4.    26 Aug 2016 #24
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,278
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Note   Note
    Just a friendly reminder:

    To participate, be eligible to win one of Macrium Home licenses you must both answer the poll and post in this thread. If a winning post is drawn and the OP has not answered the poll, a new winner will be drawn instead.
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  5.    26 Aug 2016 #25
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 834
    Windows 10 Pro

    I don't use any backup software......I've never, ever done a system image or clone for a backup. I wouldn't know where to begin. I would love to learn how. It would be wonderful to actually win something.
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  6.    26 Aug 2016 #26
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 6,226
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I use Cobian Backup on the servers, but for home I don't have anything worth backing up so I don't bother.
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  7.    26 Aug 2016 #27
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,278
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    I don't use any backup software......I've never, ever done a system image or clone for a backup. I wouldn't know where to begin. I would love to learn how. It would be wonderful to actually win something.
    I added this to first post:

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  8.    26 Aug 2016 #28

    I have used Macrium Reflect for a number of years. I have always found it easy to use and very reliable. I always verify my images as I appreciate that there can never be an absolute guarantee that a backup will work but verifying increases the chances of success. It hs saved me hours of frustrating work over the years. An absolute life saver!
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  9.    26 Aug 2016 #29
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 2,486
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Macrium Reflect all the way
    Great product for the short period of time that I've used it took too long before I started using system images
    Doubt I'll join the live chat so good luck everyone
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  10.    26 Aug 2016 #30
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 42,291
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    After running Acronis for years, and kept seeing Acronis becoming more bloated on every new version they released, I changed to Macrium Reflect about 1 year ago now. MR does a great job, does need or take up huge amounts of hard drive space, does not load, or need 3 or 4 extra apps to run, as does Acronis. (Uses a lot less memory) Makes a bootable Rescue Media Disk, which is a MUST have. Does all this and its FREE. Very dependable software. Highly recommend on here by lots of our members.
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