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  1. Posts : 15,182
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #571

    Thanks - that's quite odd.

    I will download it - would be very surprised if it does image partitions.

    TheSchaft said:
    SIW2 said:
    Where did you see this bit:

    Comodo BackUp includes a variety of backups such as disk and partition backup
    It looks to me like the free one is only a file backup program - not a sector based image program.

    Unless I missed something.

    On the "Features" tab it says:

    Backup Presets for commonly used and important files
    One - click back up of user settings, Windows registry and system partition
    On the download page there's a link to the release notes which I grabbed for my post. That contains the line you quoted.

    You can also see it in the screenshot at MajorGeeks, |MG| Comodo BackUp 2.0.1008800.9 Download
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  2. Posts : 15,182
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #572

    I just tried Comodo Backup.

    Can't recommend it.

    It took 14 mins to back up a small partition - very high cpu usage - peaking at 63%.

    [In comparison, Paragon took 8 minutes and max cpu usage was 11%. Macrium Free is even faster - max cpu 22%. Both of these have bootable restore discs ]

    The compression level on Medium was decent - but the only way to restore the image is to start the restore from within Windows. If the destination is in use - it will restore at the next reboot.

    No use at all if you can't get into Windows.

    To be fair, it seems to be primarily a file/folder backup program - imaging thrown in as an extra. It will also backup the registry in what appears to be a backup of the hives - better than .reg files.

    Unfortunately - all of the above are in proprietary.cbu format. You couldn't, for example boot the 7 dvd and use the cmd to restore the registry from that backup.

    Completely useless if you can't get in to Windows.

    That's a shame - was hoping it would be a viable alternative to Macrium Free. Sadly, it's not anywhere near the same league.

    Probably worth a look if you are interested in a file /folder backup app.

    For imaging your partitions/drives - use something else.
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  3. Posts : 70,199
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #573

    Sorry Dogz,

    AVG pro is just a trial version.
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  4. Posts : 833
    Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
       #574

    SIW2 said:
    I just tried Comodo Backup.

    Can't recommend it.

    It took 14 mins to back up a small partition - very high cpu usage - peaking at 63%.

    [In comparison, Paragon took 8 minutes and max cpu usage was 11%. Macrium Free is even faster - max cpu 22%. Both of these have bootable restore discs ]

    The compression level on Medium was decent - but the only way to restore the image is to start the restore from within Windows. If the destination is in use - it will restore at the next reboot.

    No use at all if you can't get into Windows.

    To be fair, it seems to be primarily a file/folder backup program - imaging thrown in as an extra. It will also backup the registry in what appears to be a backup of the hives - better than .reg files.

    Unfortunately - all of the above are in proprietary.cbu format. You couldn't, for example boot the 7 dvd and use the cmd to restore the registry from that backup.

    Completely useless if you can't get in to Windows.

    That's a shame - was hoping it would be a viable alternative to Macrium Free. Sadly, it's not anywhere near the same league.

    Probably worth a look if you are interested in a file /folder backup app.

    For imaging your partitions/drives - use something else.

    Different tools appeal to different folks. I rarely backup a full partition,so that was not a deal breaker for me. I just thought this was another interesting alternative.

    I'll probably stick with GFI Backup Home Edition Features and Karen's Replicator for the backups I do.
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  5. Posts : 15,182
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #575

    Thanks for suggesting it. I like to try out new apps.

    It probably works well for file/folder backups - it offers to back up WLM , which GFI doesn't, so it may be worth investigating from that perspective.

    It just wasn't what I was hoping it would be with the imaging functions.
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  6. Posts : 833
    Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
       #576

    SIW2 said:
    Thanks for suggesting it. I like to try out new apps.

    It probably works well for file/folder backups - it offers to back up WLM , which GFI doesn't, so it may be worth investigating from that perspective.

    It just wasn't what I was hoping it would be with the imaging functions.
    Understood. I like trying out new apps too.

    FWIW, I use KLS Mail Backup (KLS Mail Backup - Freeware Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, Firefox backup) for my wife's WLM.

    I was pleasantly suprised when I did a restore to Windows 7 from the WLM XP archive - it brought back everything but the passwords for all of the accounts, including all contacts and rules. :)
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  7. Posts : 15,182
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #577

    Yes, thanks I looked at that previously.

    Shame GFI doesn't do it - and another app. is needed.

    This works very well - the free one only does WLMail - small, fast, effective: ( they have other individual apps for free - or one that includes lots of functions - not free)

    Products - StaticBackup Inc.
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  8. Posts : 35
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
       #578

    I dont know if anyones mentioned MP3 Tag Editor.
    Mp3tag - Download
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  9. Posts : 18,408
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #579
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  10. Posts : 70,199
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #580

    missaaliyah said:
    I dont know if anyones mentioned MP3 Tag Editor.
    Mp3tag - Download
    Airbot said:
    Thank you Aaliyah and Aaron. Both added. :)
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