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Standard User RiffRaff
(knowledge is power) Fri 19-Jul-13 22:20:46
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Acronis True Image user feedback


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Does anybody use this [the latest version] here.

Thinking about setting it up on a friends computer.

I used it many years ago and always found it pretty bad in the sense that it didn't work properly and support was pretty terrible.

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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Sat 20-Jul-13 01:00:28
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Re: Acronis True Image user feedback


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I've used Acronis True Image 2010 2011 2012 2013 on all of my computers, over the years.

4 computers are due to backup Saturday, to my NAS unit.

Any restores over the years, has worked first time, every time.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 20-Jul-13 11:47:40
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I have got Acronis 2013 and I swear by it. Not let me down yet,


i need something like it now for Linux.

Adrian

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Sun 21-Jul-13 10:36:12
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I use TI2010. It has a godawful UI which is slow and klunky. My usual way of leaving the UI is for it to crash out on me :-/ For some bizarre reason the recovery console (when you boot from a USB stick to get everything back) is horribly slow. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the point where restoration starts. The restoration itself takes about 5 minutes :-/

The only reason I keep it is because I know it works. I have two disks in play and periodically recover my server to the spare disk as a test.

But...gawd..the UI is an unpleasant experience.

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Edited by Andrue (Sun 21-Jul-13 10:38:07)

Standard User petsy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Jul-13 16:54:11
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I still use TI Home 2010 and it still works flawlessly with both win 7 32 and 64 bit.
Not upgraded as the feedback from the later versions wasn't to my liking.
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Jul-13 08:10:20
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a mate of mine still uses Ghost, but I now find it slow and it don't do what I want compared to Acronis

Adrian

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Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Mon 22-Jul-13 10:46:31
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True Image is pretty bloated. You should have a look at Macrium Reflect.
Standard User shinerweb
(newbie) Mon 22-Jul-13 11:09:33
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Macrium Reflect.


I'd add my vote for Macrium Reflect. Gave up on Ghost a long time ago.
Even the free Reflect does what most people require.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Jul-13 13:01:28
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In reply to a post by Zadeks:
True Image is pretty bloated. You should have a look at Macrium Reflect.


Never noticed True image being bloated to be honest, it does the job and does it well. what I like about it is that if i wanted to put a image from a larger drive i can do it as long as there is space. Ghost would not do that.

i have not idea about Macrium Reflect, I have never heard of it until now. i may have a nose, but I will not be buying it as I just paid out for true image.

Adrian

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Tue 23-Jul-13 08:26:34
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Never noticed True image being bloated to be honest, it does the job and does it well. what I like about it is that if i wanted to put a image from a larger drive i can do it as long as there is space. Ghost would not do that.
Yup. I've done that. I grew the partition in my server when the first drive failed then shrunk it back down when I bought an SSD. TI doesn't bat an eyelid. You just tell it to restore and off it goes. I just wish it didn't run like a Z80 with half the registers missing :-/

I reckon there must be some driver issue somewhere. It's a low power Atom based machine (a Fit-PC2) with 1GB of RAM but Windows 7 installed and ran without needing special drivers. Still - something about the recovery console is clearly not happy :-/

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