What would be better for backup Windows 10 or Acronis Backup and Recovery?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Chrisko, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Chrisko

    Chrisko MDL Novice

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    What backup option would be best for weekly backups to a external drive?

    Acronis or Win 10?


    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    IMHO it's a no-brainer...

    Acronis most definitely...
     
  3. eric33

    eric33 MDL Junior Member

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  4. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    Many good options given, I have tested several, and always go back to Acronis.
    WHY: 1. it includes boot media, that works in all frames.
    2. you can open any Acronis backup and read it.
    3. It is faster, for me, and I have also used to Clean Install on Different Machine, with never a issue.
    4. I was the only one that would Originally WORK on my UEFI BIOS, Acer AIO that was Windows 8.1 OEM.
    It also is the only one that has NEVER FAILED ME to RESTORE.
    once Activated make your Bootable USB or DVD and that is all you ever need to BACKUP or RESTORE with.
     
  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Surely Acronis is a more trustworty solution.

    They do "one" thing and they do it well.
     
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  6. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    I've used Drive Image, BootIT and then stuck with Acronis for a long time...
    But after I tried Macrium, everything changed :biggrin:
    Beautiful and way clearer UI, faster backup and it even includes a PE file explorer...
    So one can copy / delete files or folders in PE mode...none of the others do this :p
    Also does incremental and differential backups, like the others...
    If you haven't tried it, now's a good time :)
     
  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Paragon user here, not a single problem to report.
     
  8. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Paragon is in general as good as acronis. Little pros and little cons, but they are both solid solutions.
     
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  9. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

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    Agreed Acronis is very good, but no program beats Windows built in backup & restore by SPEED - it is just way faster then any product I have ever tried.
     
  10. hack

    hack MDL Senior Member

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    Also only one I found supports UEFI 32 in recovery media. Shame that Acronis has not.
     
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  11. daveo76

    daveo76 MDL Expert

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    I use AOMEI Backupper which also has a option to create bootable ISO & USB and it free
     
  12. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    why don't you use built in W7 like bacup tool ? never failed
     
  13. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I didn't use a Backup Apps, use a Drive Cloning apps instead. In that regards, I use HDClone for years with no problems.

    On the end of the day, it always came back to those, what didn't gave any problems and for sure, what the user likes!

    Regarding Acronis, I've to say, that I'd get problems with it on computers which are used to run on Thai OS'es!
     
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  14. andruszd

    andruszd MDL Novice

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    Pargaon never failed me yet :biggrin:
     
  15. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Linux is not complicated like windows, an imaging SW is practically unneeded there, also the simple tools available since the stone age (dd, tar, cpio, rsync) are more than enough to do practically everithing
     
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  16. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Hi Mr.X
    another time one good job for all here, thanks a lot dude :clap:
     
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  17. GTK48

    GTK48 MDL Member

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    Macrium Reflect and it is free.
     
  18. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Free with restriction you can only make full backups no incremental ones ;)
     
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