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[ASK] Anyone use acronis for image backups?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by makingfastcash22, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    I just got a copy of true image home 2010 and I am wondering where I should backup. Unfortuneatly I don't have a big enough external drive.

    Does it make any sense to backup somewhere on my laptop?

    I know that there is a recovery partition on this HP.

    I have about 103 GB used on my C: drive 181 GB of free space.

    I think there is also a way to compress the backup files.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Hijinx

    Hijinx Junior Member

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    Buy a larger external drive, they are cheap and nothing beats having that security.

    Otherwise get something like carbonite.

    Here is a horror story for you... bad laptop HD, i had to find the original install CD's copy them to a desktop, hack them to make them bootable via USB, burn a new cd, install the new CD onto an external USB drive then boot off the USB drive, salvage as much of the damaged drive as i could recover, replace laptop drive, reinstall original CD and then restore the backup from the USB drive.... buying an external drive is cheap ;)
     
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  3. kikou

    kikou Junior Member Premium Member

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    I use it, it is a life saver all my backups are on other drives.
     
  4. nambooooo

    nambooooo Regular Member

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    Shrink your C: partition and make a second one, the way I do it I have the C: partition weight only like 50GB, enough for the operating system + software that i'm using, the rest, even My Documents are on partition D: This way I can format C: as many times as I want, and I do abuse format, lol.
    Save your image on D: Problem solved.
    Acronis is a life saver, it helped a lot, but I stopped using it after I kept getting errors while restoring the image, the archive was damaged. But if I think again, I guess my HDD had bad clusters, so it's not Acronis' fault.
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  5. zoux

    zoux Registered Member

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    like mambooo say, make a a new partition, in that partion save your acronis image, format that partition like ntfs to save big acronis images, btw laptop HD are lower than desktop HD pcs.
     
  6. cbar126

    cbar126 Junior Member

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    I used acronis to backup images and reload them over and over. I think is the best and easiest program to use. Ftp the tib fileto your hosting (if you have one), also burn the discs - 2 of them (follow the wizard) and save your data.
     
  7. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    Okay until I can get a bigger external drive, If I create a partition; do I create it thru acronis somewhere or do I do it there vista.

    I poked around vista and saw something about creating a partition, but It asked me to chose from many different types. So if anyone can walk me thru creating a partition on my harddrive I would appreciate that.

    Also I do have hosting at hostgator, but I believe they state that you can't use it for storage purposes.

    Maybe I am making this too complicated, what happens if I hit the one click backup button, does it create a partition and thats all I need to do?
     
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