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Windows 8.1 - Still schedule your full system backups?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    yeah i own the full version of nero pro with backitup so i would rather not buy other software, anyone ever use nero 12 backitup?
    I would verify that it is UEIF GPT compliant!! not Compatible, Complaint, Verify that you will be able to restore a GPT Disk Image, very few back up programs at this time are capable of accomplish this.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    yeah i own the full version of nero pro with backitup so i would rather not buy other software, anyone ever use nero 12 backitup?
    I would verify that it is UEIF GPT compliant!! not Compatible, Complaint, Verify that you will be able to restore a GPT Disk Image, very few back up programs at this time are capable of accomplish this.
    With Windows 8.1 support.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by NessPJ View Post
    Thanks for all the replies so far people.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Try it. The key though is, restore it. Is everything the same? If so then you have a good backup program.
    Does it have it's own scheduler?
    Yeah that is probably the most important argument one can make (and i do have to admit, its a nice Acronis feature to be able to convert images to Windows images back and forth).
    Looking at the current usage of SSD's though, the correct recovery of an image is probably the most valid point to judge a good backup solution (also taking alignment into account).

    --

    i just came across this article today:
    Acronis Press Center: latest press releases and media contact information
    (Acronis 2014 obtained Windows 8.1 certification).
    Maybe i should be a bit more forgiving and give them another try?
    Well they maybe win 8.1 certified, but they have claimed before to be UEIF GPT compliant, when they still could only restore a partition not a full Image Bootable OS Drive. I'll be watching their Forum also as I'm invested in there product with 3 WS still, I didn't buy into 2014 because they still hadn't solved the Image Restore UEIF GPT disk issue. And moved my Notebook to Refect
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  4. #14


    yes you can still schedule system image backups ... easy as 1-2-3

    1) Open Powershell as Admin
    2) Paste the following into the window

    Daily backup
    SCHTASKS /Create /SC DAILY /TN DailyFullBackup /RL HIGHEST /ST 14:06 /TR “wbAdmin Start Backup -backupTarget:F: -include:C: -allCritical -quiet”

    Weekly Backup
    SCHTASKS /Create /SC WEEKLY /D MON /TN WeeklyFullBackup /RL HIGHEST /ST 13:00 /TR “wbAdmin Start Backup -backupTarget:F: -include:C: -allCritical -quiet”

    Then just simply change the Target and Times/days as required then Hit Enter in the Powershell, you should get a Success Message.

    To Check that it has scheduled ok open up Windows Task Scheduler (its still there in windows 8.1, then in the Task Scheduler Library the new schedule should be listed down at the bottom.
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  5. #15


    Found this for UEIF GPT compliance, dated Nov.2013 : Acronis True Image 2014: GPT & UEFI Support | Knowledge Base

    I have Acronis TI 2012 and it is not supported in Win 8.1.
    I am assuming the 2014 version will, is this correct ? Is anyone using the newest version ?


    Thank's
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    Many imaging programs have been upgraded and support UEFI and GPT
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  7. #17


    I'm using Acronis True Image 2013 and it handles UEFI/GPT okay. I've used it to clone a GPT SSD to a new SSD and I've also used it to image a SATA GPT drive then restore to a SSD drive. I also use it to create weekly backup of my C: D: and E: drives. C: is the GPT drive.

    I'm thinking about upgrading to ATI 2014 when the next reduced price upgrade E-mail comes in.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I'm using Acronis True Image 2013 and it handles UEFI/GPT okay. I've used it to clone a GPT SSD to a new SSD and I've also used it to image a SATA GPT drive then restore to a SSD drive. I also use it to create weekly backup of my C: D: and E: drives. C: is the GPT drive.

    I'm thinking about upgrading to ATI 2014 when the next reduced price upgrade E-mail comes in.
    Did you get the PM I sent you about Acronis ?
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  9. #19


    Just replied now.

    Some how incoming message notification was set to off. Set to on now.
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