Hi - I've just upgraded to 2011 and carried out a back up to an external hard drive. I validated it, but instead of the description changing to, 'The back up is valid', it hasn't changed from, 'The back up has successfully completed'.
Am I missing something? I did try a couple of times.
For the above reasons I do a clone rather than an image. More space hungry, but I have a drive (in a Removable caddy) dedicated to the clone. My Data (including e Mail) is in a sepeate partition and I use Freefilesynch or Synch Toy to make frequent mirror copies of the data. I have twice had to try to use an ATI image and failed - (I also do an image to an external HD!!) and in each case the image did not work whereas the clone did. Maybe it's me but I will stick to the clone - takes no longer than a validated ATI image.
All I want to do is what I've been doing successfully for the past few years! I can check the files in Explorer, and can see all my documents.
I've just done another back up, and with the option, 'Validate when it's created', it did indeed do that, but the description remains stubbornly the same and does not indicate that it's valid.
I tried the Acronis forum, but the first reply just said to do what I already said I'd done, and the second gave me various options which I've already selected. I don't know how to contact Acronis directly.