For me on Aoemi it was the infamous error message that is vague when trying to restore. And if you google you will find it!I made a system image after fresh install and installing some regular software and after due to an update cryptographic service was causing almost 100% disk usage. So I tried to backup from the image i had created but it got stuck around 45% for more than one hour. Fans were quite loud and laptop was heating up. So I turned it off and after that I was unable to boot. So I had to reinstall Windows.
I'm guessing being a backup software doesn't sell super well in this day and age, when there's both plenty of competitors, built in backup tools, and cloud storage software has made it less compelling why you need to do a full system backup. I remember the days when a reinstall of Windows meant a day or two of installing random software. These days, either thanks to the Windows Store, broadband internet, or just generally improved installers, I can go from a blank Windows 10 to being productive in a few hours.
Seems like Acronis decided that because ransomware prevention and backing up go hand in hand, this is a good time to pivot and capitalize on the ransomware angle.
I have tested quite a few backup solutions over the last few days and going to test more and will show and compare my results soon!I keep hearing good things about Macrium,but the price of 69 dollars has kept me from buying and I do not want to use the free version,anyone have a dark horse to recommend?
I was using Aomei for a few years and it failed on restore. It does have the mount image feature but was in the middle of the road as far as speed. I don't trust it or recommend it anymore. It has one job to do and it didn't do it.Care to try Aomei and Drive Snapshot?
Wow that is fast. I am pondering what to do with my video/mp3/pictures backup. It would lower my c: drive size and make my backup way faster and compress more for sure! How big is the backup file?On my SSD drive, I have 78.2 G of data ( Windows and my apps). With Macrium Reflect Free, it takes 8 minutes to make a backup and about the same time to restore. Never had a problem in the last 3 years.
I keep a minimum of data on my C: for instance, just 100 pictures. I have 10000 photos on my E drive. And more on Google Photos.It's the same for music, videos....So I mostly use Macrium to backup Windows.
Wow that is fast. I am pondering what to do with my video/mp3/pictures backup. It would lower my c: drive size and make my backup way faster and compress more for sure! How big is the backup file?
You're welcome, and yes you are correct!Thanks Tutman, if I remember correctly you don't have to install Snapshot, you can download the snapshot.exe file and just use it like a portable application.
Yep nothing wrong with having two!I use Aomei Pro several times a week, as I installed Windows a few weeks ago & to set all my programs etc up takes around 20 hours - I also have taken an image using Macrium, if the worst came to the worst I would think one imager would work? - I'm going to do that every month or so - I can deal with losing a few weeks on Windows as the rest of the PC including docs etc is backed up separately - My images are just over 9 GIG so no problem.