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Need A Backup Program

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Need A Backup Program


    Not happy with Acronis Backup & Restore. I need a good program to backup my PC to my External harddrive please.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Macrium Reflect Free

    The Standard version has a boot time recovery environment.

    I use it.
    Works good.

    Format the USB as NTFS for 1 big image file.
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Macrium Reflect Free

    The Standard version has a boot time recovery environment.

    I use it.
    Works good.

    Format the USB as NTFS for 1 big image file.
    I know this is a "how long is a piece of string" question, but how would one determine what GB capacity that NTFS-formatted USB device needs to be?
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Atomcrusher;483404Works good
    I know this is a "how long is a piece of string" question, but how would one determine what GB capacity that NTFS-formatted USB device needs to be?
    If by that, you mean large enough to hold the image backup, a safe presumption is larger than the combination of the boot partition and OS partition that contain Win8. MR typically gets around 50% compression when you choose the "high" option, so this would generally give you enough room to store two images.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Atomcrusher;483404Works good
    I know this is a "how long is a piece of string" question, but how would one determine what GB capacity that NTFS-formatted USB device needs to be?
    If by that, you mean large enough to hold the image backup, a safe presumption is larger than the combination of the boot partition and OS partition that contain Win8. MR typically gets around 50% compression when you choose the "high" option, so this would generally give you enough room to store two images.
    Thanks for that - appreciated
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  6. #6


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I have two 1TB external HDs with several images from three computers. I'm using Acronis True Image. I heard good things about Macrium [and many other free & fee backup/restore programs], so choose...and continue making backups.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 11 Mar 2015 at 10:10.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 148
    Windows 8.1 Update 1


    I recommend Paragon Backup & Restore or Paragon Hard Disk Manager (which I've got). My experience with Paragon HD Manager has been very positive.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I use easeus todo backup all the time. The free version always works for me.
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  9. #9


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    The easiest is free Macrium. Paragon and Acronis are also good but more complex. AOMEI Backupper is another option, but in 32bit it was buggy for me.

    I use free Macrium since years and never had a problem to recover. It also has a lot of nice options. Here is a tutorial I made. 345 thousand people have already used it and I really never had any complaints.

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