I took the plunge along with the new machine and purchased 2 new 2013 Acronis Home licenses. The immediate benefit--the backup email status notification that I could not get to work in either of the 2 existing, previous versions now works on both machines.
Here are a few questions that I posted a week ago on the Acronis forum and as yet have not received a reply.
1. Since both 2013 licenses are purchased under my name, the 'from' on the notification emails are both Mark.com. Is there way way within the software to change one of these (e.g. Connie.com)?
2. The default backup program is something called 'Version Chain' that runs what appears to be a mix of differential and incremental backups and then starts deleting after 6 months. Since I've got tons of space on the second (target) drive, any reason not to use the routine?
3. There's an option to make the target bootable. Again, any reason not to?