Alternatives to Acronis True Image for all platforms with any license

  • Clonezilla icon


    Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution. You're probably familiar with the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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


    SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... iPad Xfce

  • CrashPlan icon


    CrashPlan lets you automatically back up your hard drive to another computer, for free. The paid version of CrashPlan offers secure...

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

  • Duplicati icon


    Duplicati is the only portable backup program, able to send backups in encrypted form to another computer or SkyDrive using one of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • As True Image, Duplicate supports incremental and online backup
      Venom88Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Duplicati is a file backup program. Acronis True Image is a disk imaging program.
      Guest • Jun 2016 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...

    Freemium Windows

    • 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...

    Commercial Mac

  • Redo Backup and Recovery icon

    Redo Backup and Recovery Discontinued

    Open-Source drive imaging solution coming as Linux-based Live CD (or USB thumb drive) that allows for backup and recovery of...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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....

    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
  • Carbon Copy Cloner icon

    Carbon Copy Cloner

    Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to...

    Commercial Mac

  • Back In Time icon

    Back In Time

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Déjà Dup icon

    Déjà Dup

    Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the 'right way' (encrypted, off-site, and...

    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...

    Commercial Mac

  • AX64 Time Machine icon

    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. ...

    Commercial Windows

  • Areca Backup icon

    Areca Backup

    Areca Backup is a file backup software that supports incremental, image and delta backup on local drives or FTP servers.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • ShadowProtect icon


    Fast and reliable disk-based backup that captures full, differential and incremental point-in-time backup images of your entire...

    Commercial Windows

  • Reboot Restore Rx icon

    Reboot Restore Rx

    Reboot Restore Rx makes it easy to maintain PC’s in small public access computing environments (classrooms, computer labs, kiosks...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Systemback icon


    Simple system backup and restore application with extra features. Systemback makes it easy to create backups of system and users...

    Open Source Linux

  • ChronoSync icon


    Synchronize files between folders, hard drives, removable media, laptops, file servers, or any computer, not just a Macintosh. ...

    Commercial Mac

  • Paragon Backup & Recovery icon

    Paragon Backup & Recovery

    Free Backup solution without scheduling or automatical cleanup of backups in Free Edition.

    Free Personal Windows

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • Veeam Endpoint Backup icon

    Veeam Endpoint Backup

    Performs full system imaging, incremental backups, local and network backup locations, and bare metal recovery.

    Free Windows

  • Windows File History

    File History protects files from within the libraries, desktop, favorites, and contacts folders and creates copies of the files. in...

    Commercial Windows

  • Genie Timeline icon

    Genie Timeline

    Genie Timeline is a time machine backup software for Windows that automatically, wirelessly and continuously backs up music files...

    Freemium Windows iPhone iPad

  • Seagate DiskWizard icon

    Seagate DiskWizard

    Based on Acronis True image with limited functionality. Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives. The software...

    Freemium Windows

  • AOMEI Backupper icon

    AOMEI Backupper

    Free Backup-App: supports dynamic disks, no command-line-backups, no cleanup of backups.

    Freemium Windows

  • Oops! Backup icon

    Oops! Backup

    Altaro Oops!Backup is a Time Machine Backup Software for Windows. It includes Continuous Data Protection and Version Control...

    Commercial Windows

  • HDclone icon


    HDClone creates physical or logical copies (clones) and file images of hard disks and other mass storage media. HDClone is a perfect...

    Freemium Windows

  • SuperDuper! icon


    SuperDuper makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Its incredibly clear, friendly...

    Freemium Mac

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • Ashampoo Backup Pro icon

    Ashampoo Backup Pro

    Ashampoo Backup Pro allows you to store your data wherever you like. Single files or entire disk partitions (e.g. your system drive)...

    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.



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.


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.


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]


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


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 [1], download in german language from [1] or in many languages from [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.