Q&A Best software for creating system image and restore it

Discussion in 'Backup, Sync and Encryption' started by Jogos, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Jogos

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    What are your suggestions ?
     
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  2. Umbra

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    If you do several backup a months , i suggest Macrium Reflect.
    If you only do once, Windows built-in tool is enough.
     
  3. frogboy

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    I can recommend either Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper, both have a free and reliable version. I have used both many times without any drama. ;)
     
  4. Captain Awesome

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    Aomei Backupper(Recommend).
     
  5. angustaver

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  6. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    Macrium Reflect
    did an image of my old windows and it's brilliant how you can mount it and browse/copy the content whenever you want to.
     
  7. JHomes

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    I currently use Drive Cloner Rx because of compatibility with Rollback, but before that I used Macrium Reflect.
     
  8. kewbyte

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    Macrium reflect (free).

    More than enough.

    Most of the time, when I do a fresh install, I install it, make some system tweaks (without applying batch tweaks, etc.), disabling the most stuff which is provided by Windows itself, making an image and in case I wanna re-format, I just restore the image, takes me like 2 minutes to restore it, which is a lot faster than re-install.

    Other than that, occasionally backups/images with macrium reflect.
     
  9. Amelith Nargothrond

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    + 1000 Macrium Reflect (free)
     
  10. frogboy

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  12. Evjl's Rain

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    recommended: macrium reflect

    avoid: EaseUs. Sorry @frogboy ;) I don't trust them because 1 of their software broke my laptop and other people's laptops reported on their forum but no solution, just excuses
    I lost all my data in all partitions
     
  13. HarborFront

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    I suppose the reliability of the product counts. Besides Macrium Reflect and AOMEI Backupper how about backup/restore product from the followings

    a) Paragon Backup and Recovery Free Edition
    b) DriveImage XML
    c) Clonezilla Live

    Are they reliable too? Thanks
     
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  14. erreale

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    Macrium Reflect
     
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  15. HarborFront

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    Hi

    Can check whether Drive Cloner Rx can create a bootable WinPE USB flash stick? Thanks
     
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  16. Peter2150

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    I would be very leary of Drive Cloner RX. I tested but wouldn't the design precluded me me from even trying a restore. The reason. No adequate drive label. All they offered was the drive type id so if you have more then one drive(which you need) you have no way of identifying the drives. You have to label your drives and the imaging recoverying software has to be able to read the labels.

    Caveat. The reason you need unique labels, as drive letters can change from what you have in windows to what you have in the recovery environment.

    Caveat. You should test actual recovery. Anything else and you are kidding yourself.
     
  17. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    sorry I don't use these softwares so I can't answer your question
    I think most users here recommend macrium because they have good experience with it. So do I
     
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  18. TerrakionSmash

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    They all seem to be reliable although DriveImage is slow. Don't know the state of them currently. The best way to know is to test and you get the benefit of the knowing what will happen.
     
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  19. frogboy

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    For sure not my first choice by a long way. ;)
     
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  20. WinXPert

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    DriveImage XML, not the greatest nor the latest but it works with my aging netbook running XP
     
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