Backup Programs - which one?

  Anti_Virus 17:53 09 Jun 2008


Twice I have had to deal with data loss. The second time was very costly, and I was so angry with myself for not learning from the first time. So I vowed that I would start to back up regularly to prevent it happening again. Having got myself an external drive, I am now in the market for a program to backup my PC. I'm looking for one that will be able to take a full image of the hard drive, as well as regularly backing up my documents and settings on my XP machine. I need it to save the backups to the external drive, and for it to have minimum impact on the performance of the PC. I hope my list isn't too much to ask for, but can anyone recommend a program that does all these, and does them well? Thanks.

  Anti_Virus 17:59 09 Jun 2008

As data loss has proved so costly to me in the past, I don't really mind if the software you recommend might be pricier than others. I want to hear of any that come highly recommended.

  AlanHo 18:22 09 Jun 2008

Acronis True Image is my favourite.

  aine 19:36 09 Jun 2008

And mine,very good program

  Pine Man 19:59 09 Jun 2008

No contest, tried them all - Acronis!

  Totally-braindead 21:36 09 Jun 2008

Acronis True Image as well, the cheapest place to get it is probably its about £20 or so I think.
There are some free programs but I think Acronis is better than all the rest and lets face it, its not a lot of money and is easy to use.

  €dstowe 22:08 09 Jun 2008

Acronis. Easy to use and best of all, it works.

Make sure you read the instructions and prepare a boot disk before using for real.

!!!!Keep the boot disk in a safe place!!!!

  Anti_Virus 11:51 10 Jun 2008

Hi. Thanks for all your replies. It doesn't take a genius to work out that Acronis is obviously very highly recommended on here. So, after a unanamous decison that Acronis True Image is the best program, and will tick all the right boxes, I ordered it last night. So thanks everybody. I'll mark this as solved. Oh, and €dstowe, I'll be sure to do that and make a boot disc and keep it safe. Thanks.

  Rob_08 13:34 10 Jun 2008

You wont regret it. Its a fabulous piece of software.

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