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  • Clonezilla icon

    Clonezilla

    Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution. You're probably familiar with the popular proprietary commercial package Norton Ghost®. The problem with these kind of software...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • True Image does incremental backups and differential backups and Clonezilla does not. Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    CrashPlan

    CrashPlan lets you automatically back up your hard drive to another computer, for free. The paid version of CrashPlan offers secure cloud storage, in addition to local backups, and continuous, minute-by-minute backup. All backed-up...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... iPad

  • Duplicati icon

    Duplicati

    Duplicati is the only portable backup program, able to send backups in encrypted form to another computer or SkyDrive using one of several methods (WebDAV, FTP, SFTP/SCP/SSH, Amazon S3, Rackspace CloudFiles, USB disk, Windows network...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Duplicati is a file backup program. Acronis True Image is a disk imaging program. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • As True Image, Duplicate supports incremental and online backup Venom88Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Duplicati is File Backup, Acronis is System Imaging Shojimeguro6 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Macrium Reflect icon

    Macrium Reflect

    Backup solution for Windows. Basic features free, others only in purchase version (dynamic disk support, auto-cleanup of old backups, command-line-start).

    Freemium Windows

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    • It works perfect, I am using it for several years, and it saved my files many times. Never failed. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Time Machine

    Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac — digital photos, music, movies, TV shows, and documents. Now, if you ever have the need, you...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Win32 Disk Imager icon

    Win32 Disk Imager

    Create and restore image backups of disk drives. This program is designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file. It is very useful for embedded development, namely Arm...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Easeus Todo Backup icon

    Easeus Todo Backup

    EASEUS Todo Backup is a file backup and disaster recovery software. You can backup disks, partitions, individual files and folders. You can backup to other disk of your PC or to FTP and CD/DVD. Todo Backup enables you to clone the...

    Freemium Windows

    • outlook back up is reload with this software acronis lose this feature ... yes it's bad for me there a tutorial but it's more technical than a simple software same aeseus and acronis has a lot of error with the time Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Carbon Copy Cloner

    Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to general backup, CCC can also clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block or file to create...

    Commercial Mac

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    Back In Time

    Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from FlyBack and "TimeVault". The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.

    Open Source Linux

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    Disk Utility

    Disk Utility is the name of a utility created by Apple for performing disk-related tasks in Mac OS X. These tasks include: the creation, conversion, compression and encryption of disk images from a wide range of formats read by...

    Commercial Mac

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    AX64 Time Machine

    AX64 Time Machine is a backup and recovery software that enables an easy and fast way to restore your PC to an earlier point of time. Time Machine allows to quickly recover from: disk failures, system crashes, virus infections...

    Commercial Windows

  • ShadowProtect icon

    ShadowProtect

    Fast and reliable disk-based backup that captures full, differential and incremental point-in-time backup images of your entire system. This includes the operating system, applications, configuration settings and data. Schedule full...

    Commercial Windows

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  • USB Image Tool icon

    USB Image Tool

    USB Image Tool can create images of USB flash drives and MP3 players, that are mounted as USB drives. It allows you switch between images with different music styles on your MP3 Player or to make an exact backup image of your USB...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Systemback icon

    Systemback

    Simple system backup and restore application with extra features. Systemback makes it easy to create backups of system and users configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Genie Timeline icon

    Genie Timeline

    Genie Timeline is a time machine backup software for Windows that automatically, wirelessly and continuously backs up music files, videos, photos, documents, files and folders on your machine with little or no user intervention...

    Freemium Windows iPhone iPad

  • ChronoSync icon

    ChronoSync

    Synchronize files between folders, hard drives, removable media, laptops, file servers, or any computer, not just a Macintosh. Features include: • Fully customizable toolbar • Synchronize files in any direction or...

    Commercial Mac

  • Rollback Rx icon

    Rollback Rx

    RollBack Rx client is a robust system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred. RollBack Rx makes it easy for users of all skill levels to quickly...

    Freemium Windows

  • Windows File History

    File History protects files from within the libraries, desktop, favorites, and contacts folders and creates copies of the files. in any event of a system refresh, reset or crash the files that were backed up via File History can...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Seagate DiskWizard icon

    Seagate DiskWizard

    Based on Acronis True image with limited functionality. Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives. The software lets you quickly install your new disc drive with wizards that guide you through the processes of...

    Freemium Windows

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  • SuperDuper! icon

    SuperDuper!

    SuperDuper makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Its incredibly clear, friendly interface is understandable, easy to use, and its built-in scheduler makes it trivial to back up...

    Freemium Mac

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    • Good and reliable - never had a backup failure in the last 10 years. Plus: No upgrading ripoffs - I was never forced to buy a newer version. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Oops! Backup icon

    Oops! Backup

    Altaro Oops!Backup is a Time Machine Backup Software for Windows. It includes Continuous Data Protection and Version Control Technologies. Oops!Backup is the latest in backup technology for desktop computers and workstations.

    Commercial Windows

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  • FSArchiver

    FSArchiver is a system tool that allows you to save the contents of a file system to a compressed archive file. The file system can be restored on a partition which has a different size and it can be restored on a different file...

    Open Source Linux

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  • HDclone icon

    HDclone

    HDClone creates physical or logical copies (clones) and file images of hard disks and other mass storage media. HDClone is a perfect tool for backups and copies of entire software or operating system installations. A special...

    Freemium Windows

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  • MiniTool Drive Copy icon

    MiniTool Drive Copy

    MiniTool Drive Copy is a piece of quite excellent free drive copy software which provides users with professional solutions to disk copy and partition copy. Moreover, it can give hard disk data strongest protection in the shortest...

    Free Windows

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  • Drive SnapShot icon

    Drive SnapShot

    A fast and inexpensive imaging tool. Very simple yet powerful, following the KISS methodology. Can be run as a portable app, thereby opening up a lot of possibilities. For instance, I use it to remotely back up all the computers on...

    Commercial Windows

Acronis True Image Comments

Do not use on mac os, or period if you can avoid it.

Negative Comment by adamlogan
about Acronis True Image Nov 2016

Whatever you do, don't use Acronis True Image at least not on the Mac. Backing up to the cloud works fine with a desktop app. But recovering files is awful. You have to login at least 3 times via redirects on Safari. Then the download happens through Safari. I was not able to get it to work with a decent download manager like leech. Downloads keep getting timed out, and won't resume even though I have a static ip on my local network. So I am having to go through the directory tree and download it folder by folder. PITA.

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DON'T USE FOR XP

Negative Comment by IHateMicrosoft
about Acronis True Image Nov 2015

Acronis 2016 crashed upon my very first restore attempt of an XP machine. In other words, IT DOES NOT PROTECT YOU WITH A BACKUP which is the only reason the product exists. Jesus Christ.

The box LIES. Do not buy this for an XP machine.

Then again, most I.T. people mock anyone using XP (since they don't understand what productivity is, namely with regard to interface), so good luck being taken seriously with this complaint.

Note - your mileage may vary. I have a very very vanilla 2003 Compaq Presario, 200G drive, Maybe in the 10 minutes that Acronis spent testing True Image 2016 on XP, they assembled a configuration that it actually works on. So YMMV.

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Used to be one of the best, now lagging behind

Negative Comment by bopperjr346
about Acronis True Image Mar 2015

Many of the big name backup software providers are offering cloud backups, but only if you use their cloud storage. On top of that, there aren't any worthwhile features being added. There's no archive option, no sync option between personal devices, no failsafe for laptop backups to stop/resume as necessary and move data to intended location once connection resumes.

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So many bugs here and there, thanks alternativeTo which helped me find something else for backup !

Negative Comment by renArD
about Acronis True Image Feb 2015

A few years ago I run through comparison websites and saw so many times that Acronis True Image was supposed to be the best. Indeed, there are many usefull features that I could hardly find on other software. So I bought it, and regretted.
I faced so many bugs, more or less important, that I definitively decided to find an other software. Many thanks to alternativeTo, which made me discover and compare many software, and finally choose AOMEI Backupper. It is clean and efficient. The support team answers. The only drawback is the linux boot tool which works badly, but the Windows PE is great.
Back to Acronis TI : for some bugs I contacted the support team (I don't remember why, it's too far) and won a free upgrade. But I still face problems like unable to load an image, or very long processes, or windows that don't feet my screen, etc. I'm very disappointed.

[Edited by renArD, February 06]

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The latest versions of Acronis True Image are terrible!

Negative Comment by CopyTrans
about Acronis True Image and Macrium Reflect Jul 2011

As a long time user of Acronis, the latest versions became terrible. So terrible that I had no trust in it for my computer backups. In the search for a successor I stumbled on Macrium Reflect. It's a great software and so much easier than Acronis True Image. Definitely recommended! You will find it on AlternativeTo.net

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Free "TI" for Seagate / Maxtor hard drives without scheduler

Negative Comment by em4020
about Acronis True Image and Macrium Reflect Jun 2011

Acronis "True Image" for free for owners of a a Seagate / Maxtor hard drive

Owners of a a Seagate / Maxtor hard drive can download the excellent backup solution Acronis "True Image" for free. Seagate DiscWizard is a special version of "True Image", which includes the most important functions of for backups of complete hard disks, but not for backups of single files or folders and only working together with hard drives of the brands Seagate and Maxtor. I found this information on a german chip.de-site [1], download in german language from [1] or in many languages from http://www.seagate.com [2]. The backup-images are very big single files, which you can mount. From the mounted image you can restore single files or folders.

Disadvantages of Acronis True Image / Seagate DiscWizard (ATI-SDW):

  • Biggest disadvantage: No time-scheduler for backups and no call of ATI-SDW per command-line, as it is possible with Macrium Reflect Free Edition. Because of this very important disadvantage this comment is negative and I think Macrium Reflect Free Edition is the best schedulable free System-Backup-Solution.
  • No automatic cleanup of old images, but because the images are single files, you can use my personal solution for this cleanup-task with my batch-file Del.Older.than.P2-Files.bat for the cleanup. The same method can be used with Macrium Reflect Free Edition. With this method you give the new backup in the folder "Drive:....\Backup-Folder\m0" (month 0). You always have the latest X=5 backups in the subfolders of "Drive:....\Backup-Folder" m0, m1, m2, m3, m4, m5. The name of "Drive:....\Backup-Folder\" you can freely select as command-line parameter %1 and the drive as %2.

[1] http://www.chip.de/downloads/Seagate-DiscWizard_32998185.html

[2] http://is.gd/uD96yF

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