0 What else can do universal restore like Acronis

Discussion in 'Backup Software' started by reg, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. reg

    reg Guest


    I am looking for recomendations of drive imaging software that can
    restore backups to a machine with dissimilar hardware.

    I already know about the Acronis product line but was wondering if
    there are any others out there that can do this and also if any free
    solutions can do this as well?

    reg, Dec 6, 2011
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    I have something called ShadowProtect.

    My attraction to it was that it allows one to open up the image
    and copy selected files - as when I neglect to get all my data
    off of C: and on to a proper data drive and then re-image C:.

    But it does include a dissimilar system restore feature - but I
    have never given it a workout, so cannot vouch for it.

    All-in-all, though, it seems like a quality product.
    (PeteCresswell), Dec 7, 2011
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  3. reg

    alo Guest

    Have a look on the Paragon site (back up restore - hard drive copy


    Have a read through the software they offer.. you will find what you
    are looking for there. I know I have used it on a system the way you
    want to use it.

    Acronis.... I took a backup the other week before I made some critical
    changes. The changes made my system unstable. Using Acronis (boot
    disk) attempted to go back to the last backup I had taken with it.
    Acronis boot disk reported it could not find the HD's in my system
    (there are 3) ...turns out to be a known problem with Acronis.


    I then used Pargon Backup & recovery V11 Home... on much earlier
    Paragon backup.. success back to where the system was last September.

    Do you know how many WinXP security updates there has been since

    alo, Dec 7, 2011
  4. reg

    Linea Recta Guest

    I have tried some versions of Acronis. An earlier version (I think it was
    2009) did a nice job for me, but the newer versions were a real turn off. I
    experienced problems trying to restore and the new interface is a disaster!
    Now I use Macrium Reflect 4.2 Free edition and it works fine.


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    Linea Recta, Dec 8, 2011
  5. reg

    patrick Guest

    Paragon Avanced Free is flexible.

    ActiveBootDisk surpasses, but is not free, but several
    versions at various prices are available. Does everything
    but a memory test, but I still use DeFraggler.exe before each
    backup. The full version is worth it. Just a few more pizzas.

    Never used Macrium or Acronis, don't know.

    Use FSArchiver for Linux, not Windows, still has bugs
    when trying NTFS partitions with the Linux NTFS driver
    patrick, Dec 8, 2011
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