Acronis has the facility to backup your complete hard drive and there is a facility to Clone your hard drive. What is the difference please. I would have thought the end result would be the same. I`m new to this product and still trying to understand some aspects.
I use the free version, and to be honest I hadn't thought about it, till now. I would think that you are correct, that is, a full backup is the same as a cloned hd. I may be wrong, but to me that makes sense, lol. (Someone is sure to be posting to correct me).
Hi Technotiger, thanks for that. It makes it clearer HOW its done but in the long run you`ve done the same thing, namely, you`ve shifted stuff from one place to another and can bring it back when you want it. As my father would say, "same meat, different gravy".
One thing I have noticed is the fact that a backup (which works, I hastily add), in my case is FAT32, but if you clone a hd, it would surely be in NTFS. The reason I say that is on my fairly new hd I'm using the Acronis Secure Zone as I form of backup, and I have an external hd aswell, but I've not got anything on it yet. I assume I would clone to the new external, rather that backup?
Hi, you should do a full image backup to your external HD, pronto. Acronis, although in my opinion the very best backup system, does I believe sometimes have problems with its Secure Zone - or at least that is how I have read it on some threads on this forum.