Deciding between AOMEI or Macrium...basic Backup

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  1. Posts : 13,585
    Windows10
       #11

    RolandJS said:
    Good pay-fors are Macrium Reflect and Image for Windows; there are many freebies that do the job very well. I add this recommendation: have two external hard-drives doing the backups, one after the other. Awhile back, I had HD A for laptop A and HD B for laptop B...A developed a "logical" error, forcing a re-format, after that, each computer has two dedicated usb external HDs.
    The free version of Macrium Reflect is perfectly adequate for most home users. However the base paid version (Macrium Reflect Home) is really great with its Rapid Delta Restore, and ability to redeploy images to different hardware in particular.

    The ability to mount Macrium images as virtual machines with Viboot is outstanding. In its price range for the basic paid version, nothing else comes remotely close!
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  2. Posts : 11,182
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #12

    cereberus said:
    The free version of Macrium Reflect is perfectly adequate for most home users. However the base paid version (Macrium Reflect Home) is really great with its Rapid Delta Restore, and ability to redeploy images to different hardware in particular.

    The ability to mount Macrium images as virtual machines with Viboot is outstanding. In its price range for the basic paid version, nothing else comes remotely close!
    Hi there

    +1 absolutely agree

    Free version 99% good enough for most users -- Paid for well worth it for extra features if you use those including restore to different hardware etc.. I'm always messing about with a lot of different types of machines and configurations -- never a single problem with Macrium.

    I gave up on ACRONIS about 4 years ago after they hosed up the UI and had a really TOO complicated activation system - Macrium has never let me down and will even handle some types of RAID and most Linux partitions (not LVM though - but that's not a problem as "Clone Disk" rather than image works in this case).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 25,645
    Windows 11 Pro 22000.708
       #13

    IMHO Macrium Reflect 7.0.2161 is the best on the market. It has save me several times.
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  4. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #14

    Josey Wales said:
    IMHO Macrium Reflect 7.0.2161 is the best on the market. It has save me several times.
    I'll second that!
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  5. Posts : 123,612
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.708
       #15

    Josey Wales said:
    IMHO Macrium Reflect 7.0.2161 is the best on the market. It has save me several times.
    simrick said:
    I'll second that!
    Got my vote too!!! Best there is :)
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  6. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       #16

    Can anyone comment on Macrium Image Guardian which is only in the paid version? Supposed to thwart ransomeware. If it works, it seems like a no brainer to pay for it...
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  7. Posts : 34,982
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #17

    Macrium Image Guardian - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

    Macrium Image Guardian will protect all existing local backup files from unauthorised modification or deletion.
    - it doesn't protect your PC, only the image files.

    If you keep your image files offline, that's pretty good protection.
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  8. Posts : 20
    Windows 7
       #18

    Well, I use Aomei Backupper Standard for months and I haven't find any flaw of this tiny program, which maybe because I have not that much complicated and advanced requirements. All I want is to backup my PC as well as personal stuff to one external drive. Aomei does incremental backup and weekly backup which happen to be my favorite. And it is free. If the OP wants a solution for basic backup, Aomei is not a bad choice.
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  9. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #19

    "...Macrium Image Guardian will protect all existing local backup files from un-authorized modification or deletion..."
    Yep, I had to temporarily turn off MIG in order to delete a couple of old MR images, to make room for new ones on my external media.
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  10. Posts : 1,098
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       #20

    Yes I'll throw in with the MR crowd, with the 1709 release, I created an image and have attempted 4 times now with out success to install this update. That 4 times I have restored this image I created just before running the 1709 upgrade. I'm perfect until I figure out why 1709 won't work for me.
    This has been true for me since 2012 when I had to leave Acronis because they were unable to restore a booting UEFI Image. I won't look back until MR loses interest in the program and allows it to start failing.
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