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    Default Windows backup software

    Anyone know of some good software that can automatically create system images? Tried Reflect, which seemed pretty good, but was going to take 24h to backup both partitions.. ideally it would be something I could sync up every night. Windows backup was pretty much exactly what I was looking for but never seems to work, and I doubt restoring an image from it would be very reliable. Thanks in advance.

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    Windows backup is a complete joke IMO

    i purchased an external drive, with a scheduling feature in its settings.
    I have been using these type for years.
    Create an IMAGE of the drive... essentially it does the same thing

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    I use cobian - free and lots of options for backup types etc

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    I found Ancronis Trueimage to be the best of any I've tried when I was imaging multiple machines for deployment needed something super reliable that would not be machine specific.

    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...cts/trueimage/

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    I use Macrium Reflect. It takes 4 minutes to create an image of my SSD!

    And I use Cobian Backup to make a mirror image of my data drive to an external hard drive.

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    sounds like some good information here guys
    ill have to look into some of these
    maybe i can use them to create an image of the machine that controls the radio station

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    Quote Originally Posted by deevey View Post
    I found Ancronis Trueimage to be the best of any I've tried when I was imaging multiple machines for deployment needed something super reliable that would not be machine specific.
    Yep, thee best.
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    Christ, why were they taking so long? USB 2.0 just slow? I tried Macrium and Cobian already.. will give it another shot and possibly try Acronis

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamC View Post
    possibly try Acronis
    Download the trial version and create the boot CD. I usually create and restore images from the boot CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicholasPoll View Post
    Windows have its own backup option. Its Built in System tools. No Need to use any other software for backup.
    Someone has a sense of humor

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