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Windows 7: New free backup app. From paragon

22 Oct 2010   #11
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The new kid on the block in the realm of free backup software from the Paragon stable is Backup and Recovery 2010 Free Advanced. See it here.Backup & Recovery 2010 Free Advanced Backup and Recovery


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23 Oct 2010   #12
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
The new kid on the block in the realm of free backup software from the Paragon stable is Backup and Recovery 2010 Free Advanced. See it here.Backup & Recovery 2010 Free Advanced Backup and Recovery
I installed that one on Sept 11. My registered product page on the paragon site contains just about every free app in the stable since 2009 and have always proven reliable. Paragon is 1 of my 3 backup solutions in use.
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23 Oct 2010   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
The new kid on the block in the realm of free backup software from the Paragon stable is Backup and Recovery 2010 Free Advanced. See it here.Backup & Recovery 2010 Free Advanced Backup and Recovery

Hi there

the FREE version is almost WORSE than useless (but better than nothing if you aren't at least backing up your OS) -- any of the SENSIBLE features you really need such as "Incremental Backups", Network disk backup / restore, remote disk backup / restore / job scheduling, single/ multiple FILE RECOVERY, Spanned (or Multiple Volume) backups etc etc are only available in the PAID FOR version.

In Paid for software these products are all much the same -- choose what you prefer. I've been using Acronis successfully for a few years -- but there are other choices too.

Now the FREE version is better than nothing for those people who DON'T at least backup their OS so ANY backup is better than NONE but IMO for a few USD / GBP / EUR / Rubles etc etc. it's worth it to get a decent PROFESSIONAL backup solution.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Oct 2010   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The fact that this Paragon tool can image EXT3/EXT4 is what will get me to try it out. I do use Linux boxes, and dual boot a couple of boxes....so being able to do both Windows and Linux would be nice.
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23 Oct 2010   #15
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
........ Paragon is 1 of my 3 backup solutions in use.
Just curious . What are the other two? ( My list is the latest Acronis True Image Home 2011, Shadowprotect and Paragon. Since I have one too many, I did not want to add Macrium)
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24 Oct 2010   #16
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
........ Paragon is 1 of my 3 backup solutions in use.
Just curious . What are the other two? ( My list is the latest Acronis True Image Home 2011, Shadowprotect and Paragon. Since I have one too many, I did not want to add Macrium)
Since you own the full version of ATI 2011 Home it should have more features/functionality than any of the free software and Acronis is proven reliable software.

If the 3 programs that you use now backup/restore your computer to your satisfaction then that is all you should need. I only use more than one in case one of the back ups fail. Since I last posted I have discontinued my third solution saving disk space as I back up 2 different windows installations, Vista/Windows 7 separately.

As for Macrium I had tried it about a year ago and the boot/rescue CD could not find my external drives where my back up was stored. Macrium has since come out with newer versions with added features (see FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 - Macrium Reflect) so I have not tried the new version.

I use the free download of Acronis True Image WD Edition provided as an owner of a Western Digital Drive which is somewhat feature limited only allowing some features such as Drive imaging/cloning etc. but has proven reliable for me as my first option.

Second option is Paragon which does basically the same as above but with more drive features (not necessarily related to backup/restore).

Third is the windows 7 own image backup, however since I am duel booting Windows 7 wants to image both windows 7 and Vista together.

All 3 of these programs have been used by me to backup/restore with success however it should be noted that I prefer just a basic drive image backup, no file backup (just copy & paste a particular file to my chosen save location when needed).
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