I know a lot of members
recommend this for backup but I have never
liked it, so not used it for years I prefer cloning although that has its disadvantages.
I have paid for versions of Acronis 8 and also 10.
10 won't work at all,can't
even install it. 8
works and has created an image to my external drive I think. I just want to backup a few changes not
the whole drive but can't find that option.
Aside from that issue, when I clone a drive to an exterior drive the program asks me to test it and make sure that it will boot from the back up.. How can I test it if the PC won't boot from a USB drive. The only way to find out is if I clone it back to the HDD which rather defeats the purpose and especially if it does not work.
I cannot be bothered with incremental back up with ATI. I make a full image of my C partition, verify it (all after virus and malware scans). I keep 2 and on doing a 3rd , ditch the oldest. On another PC I do the same with Macrium Reflect (free). I do make ,occasionally, a clone of the whole disc on my desktop, using a pull out HD kept elsewhere.