Poll: What backup / imaging software you use?

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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 401
    Windows 10 Pro
       27 Aug 2016 #41

    I use Paragon Hard Disk Manager Pro. I love the fact that it offers a complete solution to all backup and hard disk management needs. And it's backup engine is rock stable, I've not encountered a single error so far, images are always restorable. I formerly worked with Acronis True Image but at some point all my images became corrupted so I lost faith in it.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    South Australia
    Posts : 425
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Aug 2016 #42

    Macrium, SyncToy and robocopy scripts
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       27 Aug 2016 #43

    z3r010 said: View Post
    I use Cobian Backup on the servers, but for home I don't have anything worth backing up so I don't bother.
    For people like John and I who don't have a lot to backup a Clone might be the answer.

    A Clone allows one to just boot into it and your on your way to happy computing again.
    No need for a clean install with all those pesky upgrades and updates.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    England
    Posts : 838
    Windows IP 15014Windows 14393.693
       28 Aug 2016 #44

    richc46 said: View Post
    I have always used Macrium (it has saved me several times). I use it because I am familiar with its use and it has helped me on several occasions.
    I understand that Mods are not eligible, but I did want to give my opinion
    Me too, very easy program to use and never had any problem with it
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    England
    Posts : 838
    Windows IP 15014Windows 14393.693
       28 Aug 2016 #45

    SIW2 said: View Post
    Hi All,
    Glad to know you haven't forgotten me. Busy with other things atm, so haven't been posting much.

    I think I was the first to enthuse about macrium, way back in the Vista days over on VF. It was then picked up by Shawn and others. Became very popular on that forum, then transferred to SF and here. At the time, I think it was the only free imaging solution.
    Hi,
    Nice to hear from you after long time, you introduced many programs in VF, EF days, Thanks again
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 825
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       28 Aug 2016 #46

    Have only started using Macrium Reflect Free.

    TBH, I find the GUI rather daunting, intimidating and confusing.
    There's a bit of a learning curve, to be sure.

    Windows Backup may not have bells/whistles, but at least the user interface is intelligible and manageable, even for simpletons like me.
    OTOH, it may not be all that reliable, either.
    I guess I just need to get up to speed with Macrium.

    The best imaging software would balance reliability with user-friendliness.


    MM
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 0
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       28 Aug 2016 #47

    I use Macrium Reflect free. I use it to make full backups, and use thumb drives and One drive for data backup.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Aug 2016 #48

    A reminder, winners will be drawn in TenForums Saturday Live Chat on Saturday the 3rd. TH Live Chat will also have live presentations of Macrium Reflect and Macrium viBoot:

    Kari said: View Post
    The TF Saturday Live Chat this time will include Macrium Software live presentations:

    See this thread to win Macrium Reflect Home license: Tell your backup software, win Macrium Home license! - Windows 10 Forums

    That being said, let's see the situation at the moment:

    Total of 47 posts from 37 members. Of those 8 posts from 4 members are ineligible (admins, mods, team, red highlight in screenshot), remains 39 posts from 33 members. Of those 33 members @Cliff S has at the moment the best chance to win, with his three posts the odds for him are 7.7% chance to win either of two licenses (green highlight), followed by SIW2, Layback Bear, Superfly and Brummyfan (yellow highlight) who all have 5.1% chance with two posts, all other participants having a 2.5% chance to win with one post:

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  9.    28 Aug 2016 #49

    Kari said: View Post
    A reminder, winners will be drawn in TenForums Saturday Live Chat on Saturday the 3rd. TH Live Chat will also have live presentations of Macrium Reflect and Macrium viBoot:




    That being said, let's see the situation at the moment:

    Total of 47 posts from 37 members. Of those 8 posts from 4 members are ineligible (admins, mods, team, red highlight in screenshot), remains 39 posts from 33 members. Of those 33 members @Cliff S has at the moment the best chance to win, with his three posts the odds for him are 7.7% chance to win either of two licenses (green highlight), followed by SIW2, Layback Bear, Superfly and Brummyfan (yellow highlight) who all have 5.1% chance with two posts, all other participants having a 2.5% chance to win with one post:

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    Hmmm..OK Cliff, game on... here's my third... (in Poker it's called 'raising' or 'I see you' whatever, and all that, I think)

    Anyway... have a Macrium bootable partition from which I do my backups - it runs from Grub (yup using Win PE)
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,905
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       28 Aug 2016 #50

    Superfly said: View Post
    Hmmm..OK Cliff, game on... here's my third... (in Poker it's called 'raising' or 'I see you' whatever, and all that, I think)

    Anyway... have a Macrium bootable partition from which I do my backups - it runs from Grub (yup using Win PE)
    Yesterday, I used Macrium to get rid of one of those extra recovery partitions, that sometimes pops up on the c: drive.
    I did a clean install of windows, reimaged only my C: partition, rebooted, waited for windows to do a quick boot repair(didn't know I would need it. But in hind sight, it makes sense, my Macrium boot option was missing, and CMOS was probably looking for it).

    Can somebody help me on how to reconfigure boot loader in Windows 10? - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums
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