I've been an Acronis ATIH user since the early 2000's. I've seen a lot of versions come and go. When they are on their game, it serves my purposes well. I've finally come to a point, however, where their inconsistency from year to year and inexplicably goofy "features" have prompted me to consider a different solution.
My backup method is simple. I backup entire partitions and validate them upon creation. My System and Data partitions get 3 rotating backups. They are always full backups that overwrite the previous. One thing I do like about Acronis ATIH is the saved tasks, where I can just click on the task and the previously configured backup task begins.
That said, I've been looking at Paragon's B&R, and it looks pretty good. And I've noted that SIW2 has written a utility that makes WinPE media creation simple. I've not really given Windows backup a chance. In spite of the fact that my needs are simple, I'm not looking for limited freeware or feature barren apps.
So I guess I'm looking for recommendations from Seven Forum users and why they use it (advantages?). And is Windows B&R a worthy contender (and reliable!)?
I've come to rely on this forum for concise, friendly and knowledgeable advice. That's big. Thanks in advance.